This week’s stories include ‘Q Local Media’ buying Belfast based ‘Citybeat’ from ‘CN Group’, Snapchat’s disappointing new update that has social media in an uproar, and the future of Irish newspapers.
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Alison O’Connor talks to our panel of experts about the topic, as well as having interviews with Patrick O’Donoghue of Gleneagle Hotel Group about a Hollywood icon visiting Killarney, and Ciaran Byrne & Martha Kearns from Storylab.
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Our featured journalist this week is Siobhán Maguire, senior news reporter specialising in consumer affairs for The Sunday Times. Siobhán also writes music reviews for the paper. She has been with the Sunday Times since September 2003. Siobhán is a graduate of Dublin City University, holding a B.A. in Communication Studies. From there she began work with the Dublin People Group writing for the Northside People. Siobhán attributes her journalistic skills to her experience at the Dublin People Group.
Radio broadcaster and TV presenter Anton Savage has taken over Ray D’Arcy’s popular 9am weekday slot on Today FM. A regular stand in for The Ray D’Arcy Show, The Tubridy Show and The Last Word, Anton also hosted Savage Sunday from 11am-1pm on Sundays, so he is no stranger to radio hot seat. He started out as a researcher for Today FM when the radio station was launched. Anton also presented on Ireland AM for just under a year as well as hosting The Sunday Business Show and The Apprentice spin-off show: ‘The Apprentice, You’re Fired!’ on TV3.
This week’s top stories include the end of ‘Page 3′ in The Sun, ‘Claire Byrne Live’ is off to a flying start, and Today FM release their new television ad for ‘Shave or Dye’.
The Sun Scraps Page 3:
For the first time in 44 years, photos of topless models were not published on page 3 in last friday’s copy of The Sun. It has been described as a huge success for feminist campaigners, who have been campaigning against the segment for years.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is upon us and couples everywhere are gearing up in anticipation of the day of love. Valentine’s is all about treating the ones you love, spoiling them with gifts, taking them out to dinner, treating them to a night away, or just chilling out to watch a movie at the cinema. At MediaHQ we are feeling the love, and have put together an exclusive ‘Valentine’s list’ to make sure you’ve got everything covered for the big day.
Cormac has been working with the Irish Independent since April 2007. He started out as an Assistant Editor, before becoming an Executive Political Editor for the paper. Prior to this, he had studied journalism at Dublin City University, before working as a health correspondent/news editor for the Irish Mail on Sunday, after he graduated in 1998. Bourke also gained experience by working for the regional paper, Dublin Daily, the Irish Herald and the Irish Daily Star.
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