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Join our First Ever #GossCourse


Always dreamed of being a journalist? Are you a budding content creator or a blogger looking to expand your skills?

Then our first ever #GossCourse could be perfect for you.

Since launching in June 2014, our reporters have gone on to work for huge media brands including the Mail Online in London, the Herald newspaper in Dublin and Spin Southwest in Limerick.

From learning the basics of how to create an article from scratch to the recording and editing of your own video content to utilising social media – we will be covering everything.

CEO and Editor of Goss.ie Alexandra Ryan will run the intense five day course, with the award-winning showbiz journalist joined by guest lectures throughout the week.

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The #GossCourse will take place in Dublin’s city centre at the Harcourt Hotel from Monday August 29th, to Friday September 2nd.

The Goss Course is €500, with limited early bird tickets available at €450. You can buy your spot on the course HERE.

The course includes lectures in online journalism, reporting, investigative journalism, video journalism, interviewing, social media, broadcast journalism and PR.

As well as several practical sessions which involves filming and editing content, you will also have articles published on Goss.ie at the end of the week.

Limited slots are available and the course can be purchased HERE.

Course Details

Each day will have a tight schedule with practical sessions in creating content, sharing content, SEO, social media and mobile journalism.

As well as practical sessions throughout the week, which include articles published on Goss.ie, students will also learn from experts through lectures.

Guest lectures on the #GossCourse will include James Kavanagh who will speak about building a brand and using social media as your tools.

Sunday Business Post reporter Colette Sexton will do a practical session with students about investigative journalism and feature interviews.

Thomas Crosse from SPIN 103.8 (previously FM104 and 98FM), will give a lecture on broadcasting journalism and how to get into radio.

Deputy Editor of Xpose magazine and former staff Editor at U magazine Aisling Keenan will speak to students about magazine journalism, beauty writing and what it takes to be an editor.

We will also have a full day on blogging which will included classes on building your own blog through WordPress, SEO tips as well as lectures from bloggers like Kate Kelly who will also speak about her experience with beauty blogs through her work at Cocoa Brown Tan.

We will also hear from PR gurus in the industry about working with online publications, blogs and journalists.

Rob Kenny from PSG will speak about what PR brands are looking for in terms of online content and his own work with brands thanks to Snapchat.

Suzy Griffin, Social Media Coordinator for RTE will also guest lecture about working with the broadcaster on digital platforms.

We will also have social media expert Darragh Doyle who lecture on the best ways to utilise Twitter as well as working with top broadcasters and online publications.

A full course schedule will be given to you ahead of the course.

All you need with you for the week is your laptop and a determination.