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Team Behind the Show: The Consumer Show

March 6th, 2015 Posted in Customer care, Economy, Ireland, Irish TV, Mediaflash Edition, RTE, TV No Comments

00059852-288This week we take a look at the team behind the new RTÉ television show, ‘The Consumer Show’. The show airs every Wednesday from 20:30, for only ten weeks annually.


1. Keelin Shanley

Keelin Shanley is the main presenter for ‘The Consumer Show’. She also presents the ‘Late Debate’ on RTE Radio 1. Prior to this she was a reporter and presenter for RTE’s popular current affairs show, Primetime
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Featured Journalist: Peter McGuire

March 5th, 2015 Posted in Featured Journalist, Food, Irish Independent, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Mediaflash Edition No Comments

m6s6aicjogoampxnh1a9dzzq7k4g1nn$rp8tjig77trhuw9t5z9hrbvuzk18nk1Our featured journalist this week is Peter McGuire, freelance journalist, and lecturer.

Studying Irish folklore and history at Dublin City University, Peter was also the editor of the UCD College Tribune, and a presenter on Belfield FM, the UCD student radio.

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RTÉ to host International Journalism Conference: MojoCon

March 4th, 2015 Posted in Broadcasting, Conferences, Internet, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media, Mediaflash Edition, Mobile, RTE, Social Media, Social Network, Social Platforms No Comments

jpTWLiI-RTE announced that they will be holding Ireland’s first International Mobile Journalism Conference, MojoCon. The conference will focus on mobile journalism, mobile filmmaking, and mobile photography.

The two day conference is aimed towards all types of journalists. RTÉ have also announced a 50% discount for the two day ticket, for groups of 10 students. The creators of the convention believe that today’s students are the media professionals of the future.


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New International App Launched by RTÉ

March 4th, 2015 Posted in GAA, Internet, Ireland, RTE, RTE Player, Tablet, TV, World events No Comments

iJ7Xwp1iRTÉ have launched a new version of their RTE Player app that will show GAA content, allowing people outside of Ireland to watch the championships and ‘The Sunday Game’.

GAAGo will be RTE’s second paid-for app,with the RTE Player providing both free and paid-for content. GAAGo will charge people outside of the UK €160 for 100 matches, and €100 for 80 matches for people in the UK. Viewers can also buy a single view pass at €10.

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3e to Launch New Debate Show: “Debate Week”

March 3rd, 2015 Posted in 3e, entertainment, Media, Mediaflash Edition, TV, TV3 No Comments

downloadIt was announced recently that 3e will be the host of a brand new current affairs show titled ‘Debate Week’. It will focus mainly on Irish students and young people, allowing them to discuss issues that mean the most to them. The show will be presented by Colette Fitzpatrick, a TV3 news anchor, and the live audience will be entirely made up of young people.

Four programmes will air everyday from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th of March at 9pm. The programmes will be mainly produced by students, giving them incredible experiences, and also allowing them to discuss the burning issues of today, including gender, drugs, and religion. It will be filmed from The National Film School at IADT in Dun Laoghaire.

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One Year Today: Nicky Byrne Show

March 3rd, 2015 Posted in 2fm, Broadcasting, Mediaflash Edition, Radio, RTE No Comments

BP5XzvY0_400x400The Nicky Byrne Show is officially one year old today. The show first aired on the 3rd of March 2014, with host Nicky Byrne, and co-host, Jenny Greene. It is currently the second most popular show on RTE 2fm, broadcasting every weekday at 11am to 2pm to over 140,000 listeners. Nicky, a former Westlife star, focuses on music during the entertainment show and brings on guests from the music and television industry.

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Media HQ’s St. Patrick’s Day Features List

March 2nd, 2015 Posted in Featured Journalist, Irish Independent, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Lists, Mediaflash Edition, RTE, Sales No Comments

62005559_01e88d1366Do you have a St. Patrick’s Day parade, festival, or party that you want to promote? Have you got a unique idea about how to celebrate this national holiday?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and the media is ready to hear interesting features stories relating to the exciting day. Make sure that you get your story heard by making use of our helpful media list of essential contacts.

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Media Essentials: The Week’s Top Stories

February 27th, 2015 Posted in Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Media, Media Essentials, News, Mediaflash Edition, Rugby, Sport, TV3 No Comments

This week’s top stories include The Irish Times participation in Impact Journalism Day, TV3′s rugby world cup panel, BAI funding and Women on Air’s 2015 events.

The Irish Times to take part in Impact Journalism Day:

Impact Journalism DayWorld Journalism Day takes place on the 20th June. This is an initiative that brings together 40 newspapers across Europe to publish a supplement reinforcing the power of the media in changing political and social landscapes. Each individual paper then publishes this supplement on Impact Journalism Day with the Irish Times are taking part this year.

Source: The Irish Times

Continue reading » Podcast Episode 5- Ireland’s Feature Journalism

February 26th, 2015 Posted in Alison O'Connor, Broadcasting, Irish Independent, Irish Journalists, Irish Times, Journalism, Mediaflash Edition, Podcasts, Radio, SoundCloud No Comments has just released the fifth episode of it’s ‘Mediaflash’ podcast series. In this show Alison O’ Connor looks at the art of features journalism.

We visit the Newstalk studios to talk to reporter Henry McKean about the secret to successfully pitching a feature story.

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Featured Journalist – Úna-Minh Kavanagh

February 25th, 2015 Posted in Featured Journalist, Irish Journalists, Journalism, Radio No Comments

Una-Minh KavanaghOur featured journalist this week is Úna-Minh Kavanagh, freelance journalist and blogger.

Úna-Minh grew up in Tralee Co. Kerry before moving to Dublin to study Irish and Journalism in Dublin City University. While in college she was both deputy editor and editor for the Irish section of DCU’s newspaper ‘The College View’, as well as presenting an Irish radio programme on DCU FM. She also worked as content editor for

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