Tag: newspapers

  • 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 […]

  • 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 the indifference of 25 year olds.” The advocates had a simple solution. Readers didn’t care […]

  • A little misleading: How newspapers confound sales and readership

    A little misleading: How newspapers confound sales and readership

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, September 2015 edition One statistic shows the problem with the readership statistics collected by Newsbrands Ireland (formerly National Newspapers of Ireland) in the most recent survey of Irish newspaper readers. Ten percent. That’s how much Irish Times readership is reported to have increased in the […]

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

    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 players are. In summing up itself, the report describes Ireland as “a broadly engaged audience […]

  • Siteserv: media review

    Siteserv: media review

    An edited version of this article appeared in Village magazine, May 2015 edition It’s not exactly scientific, but sometimes there are insights to be gained into Siteserv coverage from a survey of newspaper front pages. On Sunday 26 April, five days after Catherine Murphy TD revealed the answers to Freedom of Information requests at an […]