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MA in Journalism and International Affairs

Are you ready to shape the future of journalism and international affairs? The CNN Academy UCD Clinton Institute MA in Journalism and International Affairs is a world-first new graduate programme. Enrolling in January 2022 in University College Dublin, Ireland’s Global University, this one-year programme combines world leading journalism training with academic expertise in international affairs.

In today’s media ecosystem, journalists need to produce engaging content for a savvy digital-first audience while understanding the structures and dynamics that shape global issues and relations.

This is the first English-language Masters programme CNN has co-designed in collaboration with a university partner, combining journalistic and academic excellence in an innovative curriculum that is challenging and employment-orientated.

Connecting the Classroom to the Newsroom

The programme will equip new generations of journalists to report on critical global issues of the day, from climate change, to human rights to terrorism.

The syllabus is co-created and delivered by CNN Academy and UCD Clinton Institute, connecting the classroom to the newsroom, affording direct collaboration with the news industry and access to best practices in cross-platform journalism and news production.

Throughout the programme, students will learn about approaches to storytelling, international standards and ethics in journalism, and verification techniques. They will tackle key subject areas through modules at the Clinton Institute that draw on the CNN Academy Hub e-learning platform. CNN journalists, editors and producers will participate via live interactive seminars and also provide hands-on audio, video and digital production training at UCD Clinton Institute.

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The Teaching Team

Liam Kennedy

Liam Kennedy

UCD Clinton Institute

Alireza Haji Hosseini

Alireza Haji Hosseini

CNN Academy

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

UCD Clinton Institute

CNN Guest Speakers

Blathnaid Healy

Blathnaid Healy

Senior Director EMEA, CNN Digital International

Arwa Damon

Arwa Damon

Senior International Correspondent

Roger Clark

Roger Clark

Vice President and Hong Kong Bureau Chief

Sam Kiley

Sam Kiley

Senior International Correspondent

Nic Robertson

Nic Robertson

CNN International Diplomatic Editor

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir

Senior International Correspondent

Donie O'Sullivan

Donie O'Sullivan

CNN Correspondent

Salma Abdelaziz

Salma Abdelaziz

Reporter

Course Details

Visit the Clinton Institute website to learn more about the syllabus, modules and entry requirements

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