Category: Updates

Closure of local newspapers

This letter appears in the Irish Times today (21 June 2012) Sir, – The imminent closure of the Offaly Express newspaper is further evidence if any were needed of the urgent requirement for a Commission on Media Ownership and Plurality…

NUJ Calls for Commission on Media Ownership

THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists has called on the Government to expedite legislation transferring responsibly for media mergers and competition issues relating to media ownership to the Department of Communications, Energy and National Resources. In the wake of the AGM…

Privacy law could hamper investigative journalism says NUJ

The Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Séamus Dooley, has expressed strong reservations about the proposal by Independent senators David Norris, Séan Barrett and Feargal Quinn for a new Privacy Bill based on the 2006 Privacy Bill published…

Sherlock Announces Online Consultations for Copyright Review Committee’s Consultation Paper

The Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Sean Sherlock, TD, has today (Monday) announced online consultations for the work of the Copyright Review Committee, and their wide-ranging Consultation Paper  (PDF, 1.4MB) which examines the current Copyright legislative framework to identify…

Attribution of sources

Hat-tip to Margaret E Ward for this link: “Attribution of sources is badly needed in Irish journalism. See the AP’s strong policy on it here: AP announces editorial guidelines for credit and attribution“

Simon Cumbers Media Fund: Student Funding

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund is offering a student scheme as part of its activities this year. Under this scheme, third-level students will be encouraged to submit a media proposal focusing on development issues. Two awards will be granted, one…

Join the international earnings survey!

THE International Federation of Journalists, of which the NUJ is a member, is partnering with WageIndicator, a global wage survey that measures wages of over 1,500 different occupations and 400 industries in over 48 countries around the world to date.…

Do you work with a lens?

The NUJ’s delegate meeting has decided that there should be a new National Executive position to represent photographers. To elect such a person, the union needs to make sure that its list of photographers is up to date, and for…

Submitting Sound & Vision proposals to RTE Radio 1

Lorelei Harris (Editor, Independent Radio Productions, RTE) has invited independent radio producers to send proposals which she will consider supporting in the upcoming Sound & Vision Radio Round 12 (closing date 28 October 2011). She has confirmed that for this…

Opportunities for documentary funding

RTE Arts: Call For Ideas 2012 As part of an overall strategy to renew and refresh arts programming on RTÉTV, RTE Factual urgently requires ideas for high-impact cultural TV events and series for 2012 and beyond. For more details click…