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TheLiberal.ie: Copyright infringements and Sock Puppets

This article first appeared in Village magazine, April 2017 edition Ardee District Court was delayed. The courtroom was packed, as it often is on a Monday morning after a busy weekend, with fresh arrests to be processed. Solicitors shuffled papers, … Continue reading

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Real News: You Get What You Pay For

This article first appeared in Village magazine, February 2017 edition “Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.” That quote is usually attributed to Albert Einstein. But being a journalist, I decided … Continue reading

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The bottom half of the internet

An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine. Not too quietly, but without a great deal of fuss, NPR (National Public Radio), the American public radio network, killed commenting on its website in mid-August. In a statement … Continue reading

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Proposed new internet surveillance laws flawed

An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2016 edition Justice minister Frances Fitzgerald’s proposal to expand Irish surveillance and interception laws to include social media and email accounts, coming only weeks after a row over interception … Continue reading

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Ad Blocking: The next threat to Irish newspapers

An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, December 2015 edition A few years ago, as print media watched their subscription and circulation plummet, digital advocates were fond of reciting Clay Shirky’s adage that “no medium can survive … Continue reading

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Ireland’s online media market: Sophisticated but will not pay

An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, July 2015 edition The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2015 for Ireland gives an effective overview of who learns what where for the country, or at least who the major … Continue reading

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