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Drop in audience share doesn’t stop increased sales for ITV

July 29th, 2015 Posted in Advertising, Broadcasting, Business, Communications, Digital, ITV, Marketing, Media, Mediaflash Edition, TV, What to Watch No Comments

itv-logoThe UK-based television broadcaster ITV has announced that despite a considerable drop in audience share, first half sales have increased by 11%.

A decline in viewing for the main ITV channel was offset by a 2% rise across its other channels.
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Team behind the show: Radio Nova ‘80s & 90s’

July 28th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Broadcasting, careers, Changes, Content, Dublin, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media, Media Changes, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Radio, Team Behind The Show No Comments

NWS_2014-07-30_NEW_020_32449699_I1Radio Nova is one of the few Independent radio stations operating in the Dublin market. Since the station’s 2010 inception, Radio Nova has been delivering great guitar-based music as well frequent news bulletins.

As their website promises, it’s all cool vibes and not a ‘Britney or Justin in sight’. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at the people who make it all possible, the team behind the show.

 


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Featured journalist: Kelly O’Brien

July 28th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, careers, Content, Creativity, Digital, Featured Journalist, Ireland, Irish, Irish Examiner, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Limerick, Media, Media Future, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Movers & Shakers, My Media, News, Youtube No Comments

Screen shot 2015-07-28 at 21.01.52Journalist Kelly O’Brien is a news desk reporter with the Irish Examiner. The Limerick lady writes extensively on myriad topics, from features on ‘the no ‘poo experiment– why better hair means ditching the shampoo’ to ‘Ditching the chemicals in cosmetics’. Prior to this, Kelly worked as a digital desk journalist with the paper, where she was responsible for improving the Examiner’s digital presence.
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Colette Fitzpatrick to host new show on Newstalk

July 28th, 2015 Posted in Appointments, Broadcasting, Communications, Digital News, Dublin, Irish, Journalism, Media, Media Changes, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Newstalk, Press Release, Radio, TV3 No Comments

Rising star...Colette Fitzpatrick.

News has surfaced today that TV3 presenter and Tipperary woman Colette Fitzpatrick will host a brand new Sunday morning show on Newstalk 106-108 FM.

The Colette Fitzpatrick Show will launch this Sunday August 2nd at 9am.
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The Times (Irish Edition): Set to Launch

July 27th, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Breaking News, Business, Changes, Digital, Digital comms, Digital News, Dublin, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Irish Edition of The Times, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Media, Media Changes, Media Future, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Newspapers, Online, Podcast, Podcasts, Richard Oakley, RTE No Comments

Screen shot 2015-07-27 at 23.13.19Following today’s court case allowing the Irish edition of The Times the use of it’s name here in Ireland, we decided to give you a breakdown of the soon to launch the Irish Edition of The Times, Ireland’s first digital 7-day newspaper.

In an exclusive interview with The Times (Irish edition) editor Richard Oakley described the newspaper, which will form a package with the Sunday Times, as a ‘revolutionary product’.

The digital newspaper will comprise of the website itself, smartphone app and their ‘hero’ product- the tablet app. It really is a ‘newspaper that comes to life’.
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Here’s everything you need to know about RTÉ’s Summer Schedule

July 27th, 2015 Posted in Appointments, Blogs, Brendan O'Connor Show, Broadcasting, careers, Changes, Content, Dublin, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Media, Media Changes, Media on the Move, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Radio, RTE No Comments

Screen shot 2015-07-27 at 21.33.39After John Murray decided to retire from his spot on the self-titled show last month, rumors and speculation as to who was going to fill Mr. Murray’s figurative shoes were abound. The furor, which had temporarily quieted in the midst of the temporary replacement Brendan O’Connor Show, is back with a bang as July draws to a close.

Who is going to fill the Radio 1 slot?
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Sign of The Times: Court battle rules in favour of the Irish Edition

July 27th, 2015 Posted in Branding, Business, Digital News, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Edition of The Times, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, jobs, Journalism, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, New Publications, News, Newspapers, The Times London No Comments

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Mr Justice John Hedigan today ruled against any injunctions to be granted to The Irish Times which would deny The Times of London the use of “The Times Irish Edition” in their online publication.

The ruling comes after The Irish Times claimed that their trademark would become “blurred and diluted” if the publication were allowed to go ahead with the title.
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Media Essentials: This week’s top stories

July 24th, 2015 Posted in Appointments, BBC, Blogs, Brandwatch, Broadcasting, Changes, Communications, Ireland, Irish, Irish Times, Journalism, Media, Media Changes, Media Essentials, Media on the Move, Mediaflash, News, Newspapers, Politics, PR, Public Relations, Sunday Times, The Times Ireland No Comments

kuenssbergWith another working week nearly passed and gone, we take a look at the main stories hitting the headlines and the deadlines this week. The main stories include: The BBC appoint their first female political editor, the ongoing legal case The Irish Times are taking against media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s UK company, and Derek Kelly’s consultancy firm Teneo on the rise.
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Mixed week of emotions for Nicky Byrne

July 24th, 2015 Posted in 2fm, Breaking News, Broadcasting, Competitions, Digital News, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Live Blogging, Media, Media Changes, Mediaflash, National Lottery, News, RTE, TV No Comments

NBIt has been a mixed week of emotions for Nicky Byrne after the national lottery show he presents has been shelved by RTÉ.

On the opposite end of the emotional scale, rumours have surfaced that Byrne is likely to take over Ryan Tubridy’s spot when he leaves for RTÉ Radio 1.


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Irish broadcasting through the decades – part 2

July 23rd, 2015 Posted in Broadcasting, Debating, Drive Time, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Media, Media Future, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Prime Time, RTE, RTE Player, Throwback Thursday, TV, World events No Comments

Here is part 2 of our #ThrowbackThursday series. If you missed part one click here.

Mono – 2002-2006

RTE MonoRTÉ produced a weekly multi cultural show called Mono originating from the Greek word meaning one. It could be extrapolated upon to mean an all inclusive Ireland.

It was the first show of its kind on Irish television and was aimed at promoting and celebrating cultural diversity in Ireland.
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