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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Media - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTE is refusing to run an ad for Newstalk, says Newstalk… Broadcast Wars

RTE is refusing to run an ad for Newstalk, says Newstalk…

…but RTE says that’s not exactly what’s happening.

From The Score Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season French Rugby

Sky Sports land five-year deal to show Top 14 rugby from next season

The British broadcaster previously tied up a deal to show the Pro12 from September onwards.

Media - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Irish Examiner group is cutting more than 50 jobs

Landmark Media Investments informed staff of the news at the newspaper’s Cork office today.

Media - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash…

…but this might not be a Bad Thing.

Media - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of ‘making up’ quotes from her Missing Flight

Daughter of MH370 pilot accuses Daily Mail of ‘making up’ quotes from her

Aishah Zaharie is quoted by the paper as calling her father ‘disturbed’ but she claims the paper invented her words.

Media - Friday 28 March, 2014

The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year

John Horgan will step down from the role in September.

From TheJournal.ie John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times Gone

John Waters has officially stopped writing for the Irish Times

A spokesperson for Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan said Waters had “decided to stop contributing columns”.

Media - Thursday 27 March, 2014

BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn’t being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’

The BAI did acknowledged that Dobson “could have handled the situation in a better manner”.

Media - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been ‘foolhardy’ Legal Advice

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been ‘foolhardy’

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with ‘baseless speculation’ Journalism

Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with ‘baseless speculation’

The founder of Storyful was critical of how broadcasters filled programmes with discussion and conspiracy theories in lieu of facts.

Media - Monday 24 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Enough banks and bailouts, we need more good news on the radio Radiodays

Taoiseach: Enough banks and bailouts, we need more good news on the radio

Enda Kenny also called for more coverage of European affairs.

Media - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Almost half of people check the news ‘within an hour’ of waking up – study

73 per cent of those surveyed said that they feel they know more due to the widespread availability of news.

Media - Thursday 13 March, 2014

George Lee, RTÉ’s new Agriculture Correspondent: Both my parents are from farms

We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to seeing the former Fine Gael TD in his wellies.

Media - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned” What Is Offence?

‘Anti-Pantigate’ bill tabled in the Dáil to stop “the litigious and thin-skinned”

Stephen Donnelly says that he feels broadcasters are already being more cautious as a result of the controversy.

Media - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Independent News and Media chief executive to step down later this year INM

Independent News and Media chief executive to step down later this year

Vincent Crowley has worked with the media giant for more than two decades.

BAI flicks the switch on for UTV Ireland

The station will begin broadcasting in January of next year.

Fancy being the new head of RTÉ One?

Now’s your chance as broadcaster looks for replacement for George Dixon. (Terms and conditions may apply).

Media - Monday 24 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie CNN cancels Piers Morgan show due to lack of interest Axed

CNN cancels Piers Morgan show due to lack of interest

Morgan is expected to end his three-year run as early as next month.

Media - Friday 21 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Almost every newspaper in Ireland lost readers in the second half of 2013 I Read The News

Almost every newspaper in Ireland lost readers in the second half of 2013

Most Irish papers have lost readers, but more are reading news.

Media - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Neil Prendeville to leave Cork’s 96FM

It is believed the presenter will be moving to rival station RedFM.

Media - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom…

Hint: We’re doing better than countries like China and North Korea.

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates Bai

Rabbitte: No requirement of equal time for both sides in referendum debates

Also speaking this evening, Senator David Norris called on the Minister to reveal full details of how RTÉ settled a legal dispute relating to Rory O’Neill’s Saturday Night Show interview.

Media - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Louise Duffy to replace KC on Today FM Radio Waves

Louise Duffy to replace KC on Today FM

Duffy moves from the early breakfast slot to replace the Cork man.

Media - Friday 14 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Piers Morgan was questioned in connection with phone hacking Phone Hacking

Piers Morgan was questioned in connection with phone hacking

Morgan met detectives by appointment and was not arrested in connection to hacking while he was editor of the Daily Mirror.

Media - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Keith Barry works his magic as TV3 grows market share Telly Addicts

Keith Barry works his magic as TV3 grows market share

The broadcaster is reporting a strong start to 2014, saying they plan to continue producing original content.

Media - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie An RTÉ journalist has been chosen as Language Commissioner after 21 applied Post Nua

An RTÉ journalist has been chosen as Language Commissioner after 21 applied

An Coimisinéir Teanga acts as ombudsman service to monitor the compliance of state services in the Irish language.

Media - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: RTÉ thinks it played safe on Pantigate – I beg to differ

RTÉ would do well to remember the story of Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive in the 1990 World Cup and the effect that had on schoolboy footballers for years to come.

Media - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Get your telly ready: UTV Ireland to begin broadcast in early 2015

The Broadcasting Authority announced today that contract negotiations have begun.

Media - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From The Score Cover story: How the Swimsuit Issue became Sports Illustrated’s cash cow SI This post contains images

Cover story: How the Swimsuit Issue became Sports Illustrated’s cash cow

Published next week, the swimsuit issue is a media event. We slap on the factor 50 and flick through the back issues to learn how it became SI’s saviour.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil won’t allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy Panti Bliss

Dáil won’t allow Rabbitte to disclose breakdown of RTÉ payout over homophobia controversy

TDs and Senators are trying to raise the Panti Bliss controversy in the Dáil and Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ’s head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff Television

RTÉ’s head of television explains Iona payout decision to staff

Glen Killane said that the broadcaster has not “engaged in censorship, but has rather fallen foul of Ireland’s defamation laws”.

Media - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noel Curran to be RTÉ’s Director General for another four years On The Air

Noel Curran to be RTÉ’s Director General for another four years

Minister Rabbitte said that Curran’s performance has “been of the highest standard”.

Media - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How much TV do you watch? If you’re a typical Irish viewer it’s over 3 hours a day Tellywatch

How much TV do you watch? If you’re a typical Irish viewer it’s over 3 hours a day

New research finds that 3.8 million individuals in Ireland watch TV every day.

Media - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gabriel Byrne signs on to play engineering hero in Chilean miners movie The 33

Gabriel Byrne signs on to play engineering hero in Chilean miners movie

The 33 is already filming in Colombia.

Media - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva Press Pit

Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva

UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.

Media - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Up to 50 journalists to lose jobs as Dublin office faces closure

Real-time Editing & Design is set to close after Independent Newspapers informed them they would not be renewing their contract.

John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority Bai

John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority

The Irish Times writer was appointed to the watchdog in September 2009.

Media - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing 2fm

Rabbitte: Questions need to be asked about what 2fm is doing

The minister questioned whether the station was doing anything different or better than its competitors.

Ombudsman upholds complaint about article on ‘parasitic’ Roma beggars

The column claimed Roma beggars “look on this country as a giant stupid cow to be milked whenever they see fit”.

Media - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O’Brien targets ‘massive push’ in 2014

In an interview with the Financial Times, O’Brien said that an expected $650m dividend from the company to him “hasn’t been paid yet”.

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