By Gary Elbert ‘Journalism is in crisis’ is a familiar refrain these days. The amount of full time paid journalists operating in Ireland is rapidly dwindling. Writers are exploited, and the information marketplace is infested with ‘citizen journalism’ and desperate freelancers struggling to make ends meet, as well as bloggers, influencers and digital marketers filling the … [Read more...] about Journalism in Ireland: cliquey, classist and exploitative?
By Cóilí Collins Cóilí/Shampain is a resident DJ in Electric nightclub, former electronic music editor of District Magazine, contributor to District and Four Four magazines, former resident DJ of Hangar, and has written for Mixmag and worked on Rinse France. One thing that's incredibly surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that we as a society have managed to unlock a … [Read more...] about Soundtrack to Sobriety with Shampain: What’s your Personal Experience Rating?
By Gary Elbert The Head of Journalism at NUI Galway, Mr Tom Felle, has called for the reform of Ireland’s Defamation Act to keep pace with a rapidly changing media landscape. Speaking to SIN, the Galway native warned of the need to protect investigative journalism and to counter the ascent of online character defamation. “The Defamation Act was updated in 2009 but … [Read more...] about NUI Galway’s Head of Journalism calls for media law reform
Martin O'Neill (Photo credit: Dagur Brynjólfsson on Flickr, Creative Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0) Attention of late has turned to relationship ruptures between sports figures and organisations and the media whose role is to cover them. MTK Global’s pugnacious boycott of Irish media along with high profile spats with Joe Schmidt and Jim Gavin, and Martin O'Neill’s utter … [Read more...] about An analysis of the strained relationship between Ireland’s sports stars and the media
The internet is a remarkable thing and with the dawn of new media, our consumption of news and current affairs grows slowly narrower. The invention of clickbait headlines and ‘news’ that isn’t really news have become so omnipresent it’s hard to discern what’s really worth knowing these days. Most people will admit that they get their news from their Facebook feed and … [Read more...] about It’s not about Kylie Jenner