Category: Updates

Local Media for Democracy

The new grant programme Local Media for Democracy is launched today; a pilot media funding scheme that will inject €1.200.000 financial support to local, regional and community media who are struggling to serve the public interest in the so-called “news…

GNI Student Fellowship 2023

The GNI Student Fellowship is a programme managed by the European Journalism Centre in partnership with the Google News Initiative. It is aimed at students and recent graduates who can apply to become Student Fellows at one of the participating…

CIJ Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Bursary Scheme 2023: Applications Open

Applications for the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Bursary and Mentoring Scheme are now open! The CIJ Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme was established in memory of the young and courageous Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who…

UNHCR and the National Union of Journalists launch reporting guidelines for journalists covering forced displacement in Ireland

The guidelines provide key tools for media reporting at a time when record numbers of people have arrived seeking protection. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the National Union of Journalists have published updated reporting guidelines for journalists interested in…

NUJ urges rethink on “giant Media Commission” watchdog

Union seeks new body to oversee media fund The National Union of Journalists has warned that the new media regulatory body Coimisiún na Mean may be incapable of dealing with the multiple roles envisaged by the Minster for Tourism, Culture,…

Cynical public must see benefit of newspaper VAT cut – NUJ

THE National Union of Journalists has called for greater investment in journalism by media organisations and has urged newspaper publishers to use savings achieved from the abolition of VAT on newspapers to safeguard employment. Confirming details of a conference in…

NUJ congratulates Susan McKay on Ombudsman role

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The National Union of Journalists has welcomed the appointment of Susan McKay as the new Press Ombudsman, with effect from 1 October. She will replace Peter Feeney, who is retiring after eight years in the post. Susan McKay has extensive…

NUJ slams Govt decision to reject broadcasting reforms

Statement by Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary, National Union of Journalists on the publication of the report of the Future of Media Commission and the response of the Irish government to the report. The National Union of Journalists has expressed grave…

NUJ tributes to Mary Maher

The National Union of Journalists has paid tribute to Mary Maher, pioneering journalist, trade unionist and founder member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, who has died. Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish Secretary, has been authorised by Mary’s family to share…