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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.

Media - Monday 5 August, 2013

Legendary Radio Nova broadcaster Bob Gallico dies Radio This post contains videos

Legendary Radio Nova broadcaster Bob Gallico dies

Gallico was a newsreader on the famous Radio Nova in Dublin in the 1980s and was instantly recognisable from his deep, booming American voice.

Media - Sunday 4 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New app spills the secrets and hidden stories of Dublin Dubline

New app spills the secrets and hidden stories of Dublin

Each story on the Dubline Storymap is told by a different local person.

From TheJournal.ie For his next challenge Vincent Browne is taking on God VINB

For his next challenge Vincent Browne is taking on God

‘Challenging God with Vincent Browne’ starts tonight on TV3.

Media - Saturday 3 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why Pat Kenny is worth every cent – and more Opinion

Column: Why Pat Kenny is worth every cent – and more

The haters will hate, and the begrudgers will begrudge, but Pat Kenny’s million-euro move to Newstalk was a stroke of genius by the independent broadcaster, writes Paul Allen.

Media - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny on his Newstalk move: ‘The money is not the overriding factor’ Pat Kenny This post contains videos

Pat Kenny on his Newstalk move: ‘The money is not the overriding factor’

The broadcaster has been speaking to Newstalk about his shock decision to leave RTÉ and join the radio station.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk Moving This post contains videos

Pat Kenny is leaving RTÉ to join Newstalk

The veteran broadcaster will present a mid-morning show on Newstalk from September, it has been confirmed.

Media - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Stunt politics and shenanigans in the Seanad Opinion

Column: Stunt politics and shenanigans in the Seanad

With some in the Seanad behaving like they at auditions for the Muppet Show, before the public gets to vote on its future, senators did little to encourage us to save their bacon, writes Paul Allen.

Media - Friday 26 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Carlton affair: Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial DSK

Carlton affair: Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Prosecutors called for the charges to be dropped but investigating magistrates have decided he should face trial.

Media - Thursday 25 July, 2013

TV3 staff warned of disciplinary action over leaks of possible schedule changes Exclusive

Emails were circulated to all staff today, after reports that the broadcaster is considering sweeping changes to its roster of in-house productions.

Media - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Complaint about ‘unfair’ Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog Broadcasting

Complaint about ‘unfair’ Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog

The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.

Media - Friday 19 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie JK Rowling ‘angry’ after her law firm admits leaking her alter ego Robert Galbraith

JK Rowling ‘angry’ after her law firm admits leaking her alter ego

The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the ‘Harry Potter’ author had penned the book under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

Media - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Public Service Broadcasting Charge to be introduced in January 2015

The new charge will replace the television licence fee.

Media - Saturday 13 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Two top Irish chefs encourage others to ‘tear up’ TripAdvisor award certs Tripadvisor

Two top Irish chefs encourage others to ‘tear up’ TripAdvisor award certs

Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain and Oliver Dunne of Bon Appétit dumped their certs of ‘excellence’, criticising the anonymous nature of posters on the ratings site.

Media - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans

Twenty-one complaints were upheld by the ASAI, Ireland’s advertising watchdog, in it’s latest complaints bulletin.

Media - Sunday 30 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Observer newspaper pulls front page story about the NSA Oops

Observer newspaper pulls front page story about the NSA

The source quoted in the front page story has become known for his views that US President Barack Obama is secretly gay and that the Boston bombing suspects were government agents.

Media - Saturday 29 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 10 most pirated shows on television Downloaded

Here are the 10 most pirated shows on television

Game of Thrones, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory all make the list.