My Griffith Story: Joseph Okoh RTÉ Multimedia Journalist
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Journalism & Media at Griffith College
Griffith’s Journalism & Media faculty offers progressive courses, teaching our students technical and innovative skillsets that prepare them for employment. With twelve different courses to choose from, students are ensured to find a field of study that suits them.
Many Griffith alumni are found across the magazine sector, other regional commercial radio stations and weekly newspapers. A number of graduates are professional contract photographers or work independently in the film & TV sector. Others have gone on to work in companies such as Meta, Google, Virgin Media and RTÉ.
One such graduate, is Joseph Okoh, who works as a journalist for Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ. He shares his story of how studying MA in Journalism and Media Communications helped him land his dream career.
What skills did you learn at Griffith?
“Undertaking a master's in journalism at Griffith College was one of the best decisions ever. The skills I acquired from the course have proved to be invaluable in my career.
I found the programme to be intense but interesting – a true taste of everyday journalism. I’m grateful to Griffith for preparing me for the ‘real world.’ The internship the college offered allowed me to work with a high-profile radio station.”
How did Griffith set you up for success?
“This gave me the opportunity to shadow other journalists during the last General Election. That exposure gave me so much confidence and enabled me to forge good relationships with practitioners in the industry – some of whom have continued to mentor me in my career.
As an international student, I found that exposure invaluable and a launchpad for my first journalism job in Ireland. Since graduating, I have gone ahead to work for Dublin City FM, write for the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner and currently work as a multimedia journalist for RTÉ.”
How could you benefit from a Journalism & Media course at Griffith College? Check out the Journalism & Media faculty to learn more about your options. Griffith College will help you build your future!