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Media - Saturday 14 March, 2015

BBC’s website went down and an old childhood nemesis freaked everyone out

That old test card made a terrifying reappearance.

Media - Friday 13 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year Ouch

Ireland’s biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year

Advertising and cost-cutting are keeping the books balanced for the media group.

Media - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

That US jury’s Blurred Lines verdict could change the entire music business

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay about €7 million for copying parts of a Marvin Gaye track.

From TheJournal.ie This striking newspaper cover won front page of the year last night Britain

This striking newspaper cover won front page of the year last night

The Independent on Sunday picked up the top gong in Britain for this front page on the killing of a hostage by Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive? Gaffe

Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?

It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time for Jeremy Clarkson to go? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for Jeremy Clarkson to go?

Has he gone too far this time?

Media - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

‘I’m not saying the bondage is going to save anyone’s life but…’

Phillip Schofield isn’t happy about people who complained about his show’s Bondage for Beginners segment.

Media - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie An RTÉ documentary about bras has won a prestigious international award Good Support

An RTÉ documentary about bras has won a prestigious international award

The Common Thread celebrated the garment’s 100-year history.

From TheJournal.ie Round 3: The New Land League’s Jerry Beades had a few things to say about Vincent Browne today Bog Standard

Round 3: The New Land League’s Jerry Beades had a few things to say about Vincent Browne today

The battle for Gorse Hill spilled over onto the Marian Finucane programme earlier.

Media - Saturday 7 March, 2015

‘Broadcasting isn’t as bad as politics’: Life behind the scenes at RTÉ

Keelin Shanley talks gender quotas and panel balance.

Media - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The excellent story of Taylor Swift, her belly button and the paparazzi That'll Learn Them

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

Media - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pre-binging: Everything you need to know before watching the new House of Cards Recap
From TheJournal.ie ‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’ Straight Shooter

‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Media - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now Barometer

Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

Watch: Ad for ‘the world’s slimmest phone’ banned for objectifying women

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

Media - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sexist’ poster for cycling race hits bum note Badvertising
From TheJournal.ie Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly threatens to ‘come after’ reporter over war zone claims Not Lying

Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly threatens to ‘come after’ reporter over war zone claims

“I am coming after you with everything I have,” O’Reilly’s reported to have said, adding: “You can take it as a threat.”

Media - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish American businessman who brought Coca Cola to Ireland has died RIP

Irish American businessman who brought Coca Cola to Ireland has died

Enda Kenny said, “We have lost a true friend”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sunshine, put it down’: Philip Boucher-Hayes steps in to stop (fake) robbery Punked

Media - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about rental prices, plain packaging and newspaper figures.

Malcolm Gladwell shares the worst advice he’s ever received

The ‘Outliers’ author didn’t listen to his well-intentioned friend’s career advice. Which is just as well, really.

Media - Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink Shave Or Dye

WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink

The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.

Media - Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face Opinion

Lambasting Kate over a few grey hairs isn’t harmless – it shows the pressure women face

Kate Middleton is 33 years old, the mother of a toddler, and is currently pregnant… is anyone really shocked she has a grey hair or two?

A bad day for Irish newspapers: all of them have lost sales in the past year

The 2014 figures are in… and they don’t make happy reading for publishers.

People aren’t happy with the Daily Mail’s front page about Kate Middleton’s hair

Oh Daily Mail, are you really showing such poor taste.

Media - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Got a question for Irish Water? We’ll have a spokesperson live in the newsroom today The Hotseat

Got a question for Irish Water? We’ll have a spokesperson live in the newsroom today

A lot of people weren’t clear what this month’s ‘registration deadline’ meant for householders… Got a question you need answered?

Telegraph writer resigns, claiming advertisers were influencing stories

Peter Oborne said the paper was too close to HSBC.

Media - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

The Irish Times is bringing in a very leaky paywall

But one analyst has warned the plan could backfire and send readers to other outlets.

Media - Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Next phase: Irish ‘Mars One’ hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

Next phase: Irish ‘Mars One’ hopeful Dr Joseph Roche has made the final 100

50 men and 50 women have been named in the final 100 this morning. The high cost of the mooted mission precludes the option of a return trip.

Media - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Willie Walsh’s sales pitch, D-Day for Greece and Swissleaks.

Media - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?

Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.

Media - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie So, how many followers did you have when you died? Twitter Tombstone

So, how many followers did you have when you died?

Watercooler talk in the afterlife…

David Carr gave this incredible advice to an Irish journalism student

Timely tweet attracted attention of high-profile New York Times journalist – and he gave her some good career advice. (She has since come and worked for us!)

Media - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Lots of people are watching UTV Ireland’s big soaps. But not much else…

But the new station has taken a chunk out of TV3′s audience.

From TheJournal.ie This man has been taking a photo of everything he touches… for the last 11 years Makes Sense

This man has been taking a photo of everything he touches… for the last 11 years

It’s all a ‘lifelogging’ art experiment you see

Media - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: An emotional Jon Stewart announces he’s quitting The Daily Show On That Bombshell

Watch: An emotional Jon Stewart announces he’s quitting The Daily Show

“This show doesn’t deserve and easy slightly restless host, and neither do you,” he said — tearing up slightly as an audience member shouted “we love you, John”.

Media - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

From The42 Sky and BT win Premier League TV rights for eye-watering €6.9billion TV Deal

Sky and BT win Premier League TV rights for eye-watering €6.9billion

The pair held of a reported challenge from the likes of America’s Discovery Network and Qatar’s beIN Sports.