National Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication


Welcome to the National Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication program at the Tropical Institute of Development Innovations (TRIDI). If you have a passion for storytelling, media, and communication, our program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic field of journalism.

Course Structure

The National Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication program covers a wide range of topics to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the media industry:

  1. Introduction to Journalism: Explore the history of journalism, ethical principles, and the role of a journalist.

  2. News Writing and Reporting: Develop your skills in researching, writing, and reporting news stories for various platforms.

  3. Media Ethics and Law: Gain an understanding of the legal and ethical considerations in journalism and media.

  4. Broadcast Journalism: Learn the techniques and principles of reporting news through radio and television.

  5. Digital Media and Multimedia Journalism: Explore the world of online journalism, social media, and multimedia storytelling.

  6. Interviewing Skills: Develop effective interviewing techniques for gathering information and conducting in-depth interviews.

Practical Experience

At TRIDI, we believe in experiential learning. Our program includes practical assignments, internships, and real-world projects to ensure that students gain hands-on experience in the field of journalism.

Career Opportunities

With a National Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication, you can pursue various exciting career paths, including:

  • Journalist: Report news for newspapers, magazines, online platforms, or broadcast outlets.

  • Editor: Edit and review content for accuracy, style, and adherence to editorial policies.

  • Social Media Manager: Manage and curate content for social media platforms.

  • Content Producer: Create multimedia content for websites, podcasts, or video platforms.

  • Public Relations Specialist: Work on behalf of organizations to maintain positive public images.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the National Certificate in Journalism and Mass Communication program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess an ordinary level certificate for DIT admission.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in journalism and communication.

How to Apply

Ready to embark on a journey in journalism? Follow these steps:

  1. Visit our website or pick up an application form from our offices in Kyabakadde.
  2. Complete the application form and submit it with the required documents.
  3. Attend an interview and assessment session.
  4. Upon acceptance, proceed to registration and payment of fees.

Join TRIDI and Ignite Your Journalism Career!

For more information or to start your application, contact us at or call us at +256 (0)414 691358.