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Newswhip in its first iteration was a new online publication, “a smart tabloid with a simple philosophy of snappy, informative news supported by useful analysis, reader interaction and a positive web design experience.”

From November 2010 until April 2011, I wrote for Newswhip, sometimes covering breaking news stories, sometimes breaking our own stories, sometimes looking in more detail at the stories behind the headlines. Those articles were sometimes straight news, occasionally cheeky or tongue-in-cheek, sometimes expressing a lively and irreverent editorial tone, and were once described to me as “written the way you’d tell a story to your mates in the pub”.

Hobbits, elves and independents: How we frame the story of an election count

Mary Coughlan “is in trouble”, but is “battling to keep the seat”. Martin Mansergh is “fighting for his political life”. He “faces an uphill battle”. There’s a “dogfight for the final seat” in Dun Laoighaire. Nonsense. We are pan narrans, … Continue reading

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