Tag: journalism

  • End of an Era at Examiner

    An edited version of this article first appeared in Village magazine, December 2017 edition. The proposed Irish Times buyout of Landmark Media, owner of the Irish examiner and several other titles, as well as regional radio station shares, comes as little surprise, having been well flagged for several months. If anything, the surprise is it […]

  • Time for more Times

    This article first appeared in Village magazine, June 2017 edition Launching a new newspaper is a tricky proposition at the best of times, but in the middle of historic declines in print circulation, as titles struggle to manage the transition to digital first publication, it seems downright bloody-minded. Yet that’s what News UK’s Dublin outlet […]

  • The Other P O’Neill

    This article first appeared in Village magazine, May 2017 edition When the Irish Times broke the news on Twitter that a new editor was taking over, they accidentally highlighted one of the major problems the newspaper faces. A photo circulated of Paul O’Neill the new editor, taking over from Kevin O’Sullivan, who was stepping aside […]

  • 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, Guards gathered in twos and threes in quiet conversations, and towards the back, concerned families […]

  • Media looking at tribunal looking at media

    This article first appeared in Village magazine, March 2017 edition The Disclosures Tribunal – or the Charleton tribunal, as it may come to be known – got of to a surprisingly quick start, with Supreme Court Justice Peter Charleton making an opening statement on Monday 27 February, only eleven days after the first draft of […]

  • MoJoCon: Journalism by mobile

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, March 2016 edition MoJoCon – the Mobile Journalism Conference which debuted in Dublin last year – has its roots almost a decade ago, when Glen Mulcahy, then working with RTE Nuacht, began experimenting with the camera on his Nokia N93 smartphone. “Video quality was atrociously […]

  • Julien Mercille in his own words

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, April 2015 edition On Good Friday, Gerard Cunningham caught up with UCD lecturer Dr Julien Mercille, lecturer in geography with the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, working on US foreign policy, political economy and the economic crisis, to discuss the fallout from his […]

  • DATA JOURNALISM: Preparing for the next war

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, November 2014 edition “Getting it right next time” was the theme of the 15th Cleraun media conference, as academics and journalists jousted over what went wrong during the Celtic Tiger era, whether the media could have done more to warn about the dangers of the […]