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Media - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Martina Fitzgerald named as new Political Correspondent at RTÉ

She replaces David McCullagh in Leinster House.

Media - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mad as hell: Alastair Campbell’s furious row with Mail editor over Miliband article BBC

Mad as hell: Alastair Campbell’s furious row with Mail editor over Miliband article

An article by the British Daily Mail about the father of the Labour leader has caused a big row across the water.

Media - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Column: RTÉ’s future plans are missing one vital ingredient: you.

The public service broadcaster’s just-published five-year strategy is not short on ambition, but it may point towards an organisation more ready to forge commercial partnerships than embrace its public, writes Mark Cullinane.

Media - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press Leaks

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking details of Al Qaeda plot to Associated Press

The ex-agent, Donald Sachtleben, “willfully disclosed … national defence information to a person not authorised to receive it” the Justice Department said last night.

Media - Thursday 19 September, 2013

George Lee: RTÉ’s Washington post ‘not for me’

There is “no truth to the rumour”, the broadcaster told TheJournal.ie this evening.

Media - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie NUJ: Irish Independent journalist’s compulsory redundancy is “unfair and unjust” Irish Independent

NUJ: Irish Independent journalist’s compulsory redundancy is “unfair and unjust”

Protestors in the unsolved case of Fr Niall Molloy, whose death Gemma O’Doherty investigated, have also supported her since her dismissal.

Media - Thursday 12 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sunday Mirror publisher faces phone-hacking probe Phone Hacking

Sunday Mirror publisher faces phone-hacking probe

The publisher said its subsidiary group does not accept wrongdoing within its business and takes the allegations very seriously.

Media - Monday 9 September, 2013

ComReg find against Meteor over e-bill contract changes

The Commission for Communications Regulation has found that Meteor did not give the customers adequate details on withdrawing from contract following changes.

Media - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch Paper Of Record

Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch

“There are certain things that we don’t have a right to know and this was one of them,” said Minister of State Kathleen Lynch.

Media - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story ‘raises major credibility issues’ Paper Of Record

Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story ‘raises major credibility issues’

While solicitor Simon McGarr says the two paragraph apology by The Irish Times on page seven of last Saturday’s paper was inadequate in the eyes of media regulations.

David McCullagh to replace Pat Kenny as new Prime Time presenter

The RTÉ political correspondent starts his new gig next week.

Media - Monday 2 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny and Seán O’Rourke weren’t the only game in town today… Radio Wars

Pat Kenny and Seán O’Rourke weren’t the only game in town today…

Áine Lawlor made her debut on RTE Radio One’s News at One today. Did you tune in?

Media - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Poll: What radio station will you tune into next week? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What radio station will you tune into next week?

Will it be Newstalk, RTÉ or neither?

Ivan Yates returning to Newstalk

The 53-year-old will return to the station’s breakfast show on Wednesday morning.

Media - Saturday 31 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Áine Lawlor: “I’m terrifically lucky at the moment” On The Airwaves

Áine Lawlor: “I’m terrifically lucky at the moment”

The new presenter of The Week in Politics and co-presenter of the News At One spoke about her excitement over the new roles.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: The ‘broadcasting charge’ is a shake down – plain and simple Opinion

Aaron McKenna: The ‘broadcasting charge’ is a shake down – plain and simple

Using the property tax register to administer the tax is a smash and grab. Why is government allowed to do things in a manner that would probably be banned elsewhere? asks Aaron McKenna.

Media - Friday 30 August, 2013

‘It’s not about RTÉ vs Newstalk’: ‘Fearless’ Seán O’Rourke on replacing Pat Kenny

The new Today presenter has insisted he has no fears about his new role and tells TheJournal.ie about focussing on his own game and ironing his own shirts.

RTÉ Radio chief: ‘We’ve looked under every stone to try and make savings’

Jim Jennings tells TheJournal.ie about how he replaced Pat Kenny and what needs to be done to get more female voices on the radio.

Media - Thursday 29 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fox News mocks Chelsea Manning with “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” Chelsea Manning

Fox News mocks Chelsea Manning with “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”

The cable news network’s Fox and Friends show trailed a piece on the use of female pronouns for the jailed Wikileaks informant with the Aerosmith hit.

Who is your favourite Twitter user?

A new awards ceremony will honour those who inspire and inform through 140 characters.

Media - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny on revealing his salary: ‘I don’t have to, I’m not going to, that’s the new world!’ Moving

Pat Kenny on revealing his salary: ‘I don’t have to, I’m not going to, that’s the new world!’

The broadcaster said he did not contact Denis O’Brien prior to his appointment, stating “You don’t go into someone and say ‘I’m great, why don’t you hire me’.”

From The Daily Edge Pat Kenny has a support line for listeners lost without him Pat Support

Pat Kenny has a support line for listeners lost without him

It’s called Pat Support. This is not a joke.

Media - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

New York Times website down in ‘malicious’ attack

The New York Times said it is working to fix the problem which it said was down to an external attack.

From TheJournal.ie More than 85% of people still watch TV content on their televisions at home Viewing Habits

More than 85% of people still watch TV content on their televisions at home

Research by Ipsos MRBI states people are still traditional in how they watch TV programming.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Rabbitte: I’ve no concerns about Denis O’Brien’s invite to Irish economic forum Media Ownership

Pat Rabbitte: I’ve no concerns about Denis O’Brien’s invite to Irish economic forum

The Communications Minister was asked this morning if he was equating media magnate Denis O’Brien with China. He denied he was.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We don’t have cavemen here’: Property tax register may be used for broadcast charge Broadcasting Charge

‘We don’t have cavemen here’: Property tax register may be used for broadcast charge

Pat Rabbitte has expressed some scepticism that there are people in Ireland who don’t access public service content at all.

Media - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Disgraced Chinese politician denies bribery and murder cover-up China

Disgraced Chinese politician denies bribery and murder cover-up

Prosecutors accused Bo Xilai of a villa in France, a hot-air balloon project and a football club.

Irish Times takes 9 per cent hit as newspaper sales tumble

Figures show almost one in eight copies of the Irish Independent is not actively purchased, as paper sales fall across the board.

Could anonymous comments be phased off the Internet? Verified This post contains a poll

Could anonymous comments be phased off the Internet?

The Huffington Post is planning to ban anonymous commenters.

Media - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives NSA Leaks

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.

Media - Monday 19 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London PRISM

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

Media - Monday 12 August, 2013

UPC rolls out new Horizon TV but existing users must pay for upgrade

The Samsung manufactured set top boxes will provide customers with their TV, broadband and home phone services in one unit.

Media - Saturday 10 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Who’s next? RTE looks to hire new Washington correspondent Stateside

Who’s next? RTE looks to hire new Washington correspondent

Richard Downes’ time as Washington correspondent will end in September.

From TheJournal.ie Sean O’Rourke replaces Pat Kenny and Claire Byrne joins Morning Ireland RTÉ

Sean O’Rourke replaces Pat Kenny and Claire Byrne joins Morning Ireland

The change comes following Kenny’s shock announcement that he was leaving the state broadcaster after 41 years to join Newstalk.

Media - Friday 9 August, 2013

Evening Herald editor Claire Grady to take top job at Irish Independent

Grady will be the first female editor at the Irish Independent with INM also announcing Ian Mallon as head of news.

From TheJournal.ie Tubridy: Twitter was an ego trip for me and I’m not going back to it Tubs On Twitter

Tubridy: Twitter was an ego trip for me and I’m not going back to it

The RTÉ broadcaster also said he will bring a “new buzz” to the Late Late Show when it returns in September.

Media - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Miriam on replacing Pat Kenny: ‘I haven’t actually thought about it’ RTÉ

Miriam on replacing Pat Kenny: ‘I haven’t actually thought about it’

Miriam O’Callaghan claims she hasn’t even thought about filling in for the departed Pat Kenny on his lucrative mid-morning slot on RTÉ Radio One.

Tubridy: Others might be tempted to leave RTÉ after Pat Kenny departure

The Late Late Show host confirmed that he is not looking to leave the State broadcaster but admitted that others might be.

From TheJournal.ie Love/Hate, Mad Men, and Tubridy: RTE announces its new schedule Coming Soon

Love/Hate, Mad Men, and Tubridy: RTE announces its new schedule

The national broadcaster’s autumn schedule includes Des Bishop going to China, a new Gabriel Byrne thriller, and a look at the biggest labour dispute in Irish history.

Just a third of voices on radio news and current affairs are female

Two academics carried out a week-long survey of news and current affairs output from RTÉ, Newstalk and Today FM earlier this year.