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Why the allure of print journalism remains: We talk to UL’s Tomás Heneghan

September 3rd, 2015 Posted in Blogs,, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media, News, Newspapers, University of Limerick No Comments

image1The professional debate of whether print journalism should, or more importantly, can feasibly go on is one that has been burning for some time now. What’s interesting about the debate is that it doesn’t appear to be lacking a source of fuel. Though print journalism sales are being hit by the ease-of-access to free online news, print journalists continue to rally against the dying of the light.

Whether it’s print journalists who want job security, or the advancement of technology threatening to strengthen its choke-hold on the trade, a perpetual state of flux seems to be in constant session.

We talked to Editor of University of Limerick’s An Focal student newspaper and Chief News Writer/Political Editor for, Tomás Heneghan; a journalist who rages against the dying of the light.
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Replacement for Fergal D’Arcy at iRadio has been announced

September 3rd, 2015 Posted in 98FM, Appointments, Broadcasting, Dublin, iradio, Irish, Irish Radio, Radio, Today FM No Comments

lukeofLuke O’Faolain has been announced as Fergal D’Arcy’s replacement on iradio, presenting an all new drive-time show on the popular station.

O’Faolain has shown his flare for weekend radio presenting having previously presented The Hot Mix on Dublin’s 98FM. He also presented The Takeover on Beat 102-103, reviewing movies for Radio Nova simultaneously.
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The Late Late Show welcomed back with fitting montage

September 3rd, 2015 Posted in Broadcasting, entertainment, Ireland, Irish, Irish TV, Lifestyle, Light hearted, Music, RTE, Televison, TV No Comments

LateAre you Friday evenings getting a bit dull and dreary now that the Summer is over and the kids are back to school? Well there’s no need for that because, you guessed it, The Late Late Show returns this Friday night for its 54th season. And no doubt Ryan, along with The Camembert Quartet have an action packed night awaiting the Irish public.
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Fashion ‘Icon': the Irish mag for the everyday Irish lass

September 3rd, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Business, careers, Changes, Competitions, Content, Creativity, Dublin, entertainment, Feature, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, Movers & Shakers, My Media, News, Newspapers, Team Behind The Show, The Sun, trends, What to Watch, Who to watch No Comments

11Meet Fiona Wynne and Wroxy Meredith, the two masterminds behind The Sun newspaper’s Icon magazine.

Fiona, aka Ireland’s answer to Vogue fashion icon Anna Wintour (minus the bob and statement sunglasses of course but ssh!) is the magazine’s editor whilst Wroxy, InDesign aficionado and Icon’s creative director, is responsible for all things layout and glossy.

Now onto its second issue, Icon is going from strength to strength, having carved out a tidy little niche for itself in what could be otherwise described as an overly saturated market. Icon is different however; as it’s full of, as the girls put it, “real life, real style, real women, real stories”.
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TV3 launch new season of hard hitting documentaries

September 2nd, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Broadcasting, Changes, Content, Creativity, Digital, Digital News, Documentary, Dublin, entertainment, Events, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Irish TV, Journalism, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, SoundCloud, TV, TV3, What to Watch No Comments

Screen shot 2015-09-02 at 21.44.16After the whirlwind of excitement that was today’s TV3 Autumn 2015 schedule launch, Media HQ decided to sit down and take a closer look at the harder hitting side of the TV documentaries due to air this season.

From a one hour special about the cold-blooded murder of Irish nursing student Karen Buckley, to a four part series dedicated to the Sophie Toscan Du Plantier case, TV3 have succeeded in giving us a bird’s eye view into some of society’s most aberrant minds…
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TV3 Autumn schedule launch: What we learned

September 2nd, 2015 Posted in 3e, Blogs, Broadcasting, Changes, Content, Creativity, Digital, Digital News, Documentary, Dublin, entertainment, Events, Ireland, Ireland AM, Irish, Irish TV, Light hearted, Media, Media Changes, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Podcast, Televison, TV, TV3, Video, What to Watch No Comments

Screen shot 2015-09-02 at 18.16.37TV3 kicked off their Autumn television schedule today with a bang. The Autumn launch for 2015/2016 was held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin where TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick kicked off proceedings by introducing TV3’s CEO, David McRedmond who gave an introductory address.

McRedmond outlined how TV3 is still “popular and profitable” despite speculation to the contrary. In his address he explained how the takeover by UPC has been the “final building block in TV3’s built to last strategy.” But what gives substance to his claims?

Here are the main things we learned from today’s launch.

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The power of photography – fire fools Twitterati

September 2nd, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Changes, Content, Crisis, Digital, Digital News, Dublin, Events, Internet, iPhone, Ireland, Irish, Media, Mediaflash, Mediaflash Edition, My Media, News, Periscope, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms, Twitter, Viral, Virtual No Comments

daa-logoDublin Fire Brigade posted a picture on their Twitter account last Wednesday morning depicting a massive explosion coming from Eirtech hangar 3. The picture was quickly picked up by the local and national media and was successively retweeted a massive 510 times and favorited a further 110.

The fire, which had broken out at 6:45 that morning, had been relatively small and was quickly contained by Dublin Airport’s own fire brigade. So what caused the massive explosion that we see in the picture?
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Featured Journalist: Fiona Ellis

September 1st, 2015 Posted in Blogs, Featured Journalist, Ireland, Irish, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media, Newspapers, The Sun No Comments

FionaEllisThis week’s featured journalist is News UK & Ireland’s, Fiona Ellis. Currently working as a features journalist for The Irish Sun newspaper, Fiona has plenty of experience in the realm of journalism, and media.

Fiona is a graduate of both NUI Maynooth and Dublin City University, having previously worked as a journalist for The Irish Independent.
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FAI appoint new director of communications

September 1st, 2015 Posted in Appointments, Business, Communications, FAI, Independent news and media group, Ireland, Irish, Irish Independent, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media, Sunday Independent No Comments

IMThe Football Association of Ireland has appointed Ian Mallon as its new Director of Communications. Ian will replace Peter Sherrard as communications director at the Association.

Former Head of Content with Independent News & Media (INM), Ian will take up the role with the country’s governing body of football on September 28th.
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Competitors headhunt PR practitioner Martyn Rosney

September 1st, 2015 Posted in Appointments, Blogs, Breaking News, Business, careers, Changes, Content, Director, Ireland, Irish, jobs, Mediaflash, News, PR, PR Tips, Public Relations, where are they now, Who to watch No Comments

Screen shot 2015-09-01 at 17.20.34Edelman Ireland announced its transfer deadline day signing in the shape of PR practitioner Martyn Rosney. The DIT graduate has been appointed Account Director of Corporate Communications at Edelman, the world’s largest PR company.

Martyn who holds a masters degree in Public Relations and a UCC commerce degree, previously worked as a senior account manager for leading Irish PR agency-Wilson Hartnell.

During his time there he dealt with many big name clients including: eircom, Dublin City Council,, Epson, Pfizer, Payzone, McCann FitzGerald, The National Lottery, The Digital Hub and Irish Life.
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