Category: Updates

Secrecy clause would damage credibility of judicial inquiries – NUJ

Scales of Justice

THE National Union of Journalists has called on the government to redraft provisions of the Judicial Council Bill 2017, which prohibit publication of the names of judges censured by the Judicial Council and provides for a draconian prison sentence for…

Simon Cumbers Media Fund summer 2017 round closing shortly

Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the summer 2017 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th…

Independent Newspapers should withdraw plans to close pension schemes

The NUJ has called on Independent Newspapers (Ireland) to withdraw plans for the proposed closure of the company’s defined benefit pension schemes. The union has also protested at the manner in which scheme trustees, elected by workers, have been treated…

NUJ alarm at INM move to buy Celtic Media titles

The National Union of Journalists is gravely concerned at the announcement that Independent News & Media is seeking to acquire the publishing arm of the Celtic Media Group. Celtic Media Groups owns regional newspapers in Westmeath, Offaly, Meath, Cavan and…

BAI Media Research

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (30.08.16) announced details of its 2016 Media Research Funding Scheme. A total of €50,000 is being made available to suitably qualified academics, researchers and media professionals in order to carry out short-term…

Simon Cumbers Media Fund seeks submissions on development issues

Intending applicants encouraged to attend October media briefing Journalists and media professionals with an interest in reporting on issues in the developing world are invited to apply for funding under the winter 2016 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund.…

HuffPo employees urge colleagues to join union movement

Union members at the Huffington Post’s US newsroom have signed a letter urging their co-workers to sign unionization cards. The letter, released online on Wednesday, stated that “unionizing is the right move for HuffPost”. Full story at The Guardian.

Mary Raftery Journalism Funding Round Opens

The 2015 round of The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is now open. Journalists are invited to submit proposals for investigations that seek to service the public interest. The deadline for applications is Friday, 27 November 2015 at 5PM. For information…

Social media research

Journalists in Ireland: Brian Furey is writing a thesis which will examine the social media habits of journalists working in Ireland as part of his MA in social media studies at Dublin City University. If you are an Irish member,…