Dancing About Architecture is a series of free journalism courses that started out as a four week music course in November 2010. The latest course is Journalism 101, which will take place over Feb/March 2012.
It’s about experience and advice based education and information – telling people who want to get into various sectors of journalism the truth of the business, giving practical advice, encouragement and tips. The people who lecture are professional journalists working in various sectors of the media from print to radio, TV to online.
You don’t have to pay a load of money to get some random diploma that won’t prepare you for the working world of journalism. We talk about the practicalities of getting ahead in the game from people who have already succeeded in doing just that.
This course is entirely free. You won’t be paying a bean for this. Not a cent. Not even payment in kind.
You see, jobs in Irish journalism (paid ones at least) are almost non-existant at the moment. It’s also hard to get worthwhile work experience or internships, save the kind of work experience or internships where you’re just the skivvy. Dancing About Architecture is happening because a few working journalists have decided to come together and give those not yet working in the sector or being paid for their work a helping hand for free.
What we’re going to try to do is give you the best advice from those working in print, broadcast and digital journalism in Ireland. Putting that into practice is up to you. If you don’t learn anything, at least you’ve learned nothing for free.
For details on how to confirm a place at any or all of the lectures, keep an eye on the main blog.
For more information, contact Una Mullally: mullallyunaATgmailDOTcom