Category: Discussions

A personal opinion: Jobbridge

At the time of writing, a search of the JobBridge website for the word “journalist” brings up eight hits, ranging from national and provincial newspapers to a local radio station and several openings for the position of “online journalist”. The…

Not earning but learning

A former hack who is now a barrister tells me that business is very quiet at the Law Library, and that some of the more experienced practitioners are encouraging the newer ones  to make use of the down time. “If…

How to deal with plagiarism

So there you are, surfing the internet, when you come across a news website that looks familiar, and you realise its an article you wrote, or a photograph you took, or perhaps both. What do you do? I received just…

Media diversity: Speech by Pat Rabbitte

Media Diversity: Why does it matter? Speech by Pat Rabbitte TD Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources “Media Diversity: Why does it matter?” Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 6 February 2012 Good afternoon everyone, thank you for…

Media diversity: Alan Crosbie

MEDIA DIVERSITY AND WHY IT MATTERS G. ALAN CROSBIE Monday, 6th February, 2012. Ladies and Gentlemen, Freedom of speech, freedom of expression — we all approve of them. We don’t always remember that freedom to make up our own minds…

Long-form journalism and self-publishing

The future of “long-form journalism” has exercised several minds in recent times. Some wonder if extended pieces have a future in the age of instant consumption, when the ideal article length for a web page appears to be around 500…

And your specialised subject is…

Last week, I blogged here on the “sameness” of many panel discussions on radio, where the same voices keep popping up again and again. That in turn led to a conversation with a radio producer about the difficulty in identifying…

The future of public service media in Ireland

RTÉ director general Noel Curran gave a closely argued “state of the nation” address to an invited audience at DCU on Monday October 24, the first of a series of lectures on the public and the media arranged by the…

Greenslade looks to the future

The Guardian commentator Roy Greenslade took part in a lunchtime seminar on the future of new media during the NUJ Irish Biennial Conference. The seminar was also addressed by NUJ President Donnacha DeLong. Greenslade said the future of journalism is…