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Media - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air Shut Down This post contains videos

This is the moment the Greek version of RTÉ went off-air

The Greek government has shut down state broadcaster ERT’s TV and radio stations, with the loss of nearly 3,000 jobs, in order to save money.

Media - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending Greece

RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending

ERT will cease operations for three months, and is likely to reopen with only a fraction of its current workforce of 2,800.

Media - Friday 31 May, 2013

New broadcasting charge won’t be used to save ailing newspapers Exclusive

Pat Rabbitte says the replacement for the TV licence needs to ensure minimal standards for RTÉ, and can’t save other media.

Media - Monday 27 May, 2013

67pc increase in volume of complaints to Press Ombudsman

John Horgan’s report for 2012 shows two articles were responsible for a significant surge of complaints to his office.

Media - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

RTE stars paid “too much” says station boss

RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.

Media - Monday 20 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Alanis Morissette to star in new film about Irish architect You Oughta Know This post contains videos

Alanis Morissette to star in new film about Irish architect

She’s signed on to work with Irish director Mary McGuckian.

Media - Sunday 19 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea Hot Tea

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

Irish tea drinkers, note: the beverage can give you “an edge in the bedroom”, apparently.

Media - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Managing Director Clare Duignan leaves RTÉ Radio

Clare Duignan has decided not to renew her contract at the broadcaster.

A massive and unprecedented intrusion: AP slams US government’s snooping

The US Justice Department obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors working for the Associated Press, the news agency has confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie TV3 unveils major expansion of its news website – including rolling news The News

TV3 unveils major expansion of its news website – including rolling news

TV3′s news website will now have a rolling live stream of news as well as hourly bulletins presented by its news anchors.

Media - Monday 13 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pioneering US TV anchor Barbara Walters will retire next year Retiring

Pioneering US TV anchor Barbara Walters will retire next year

As the first woman to anchor a daily network TV news show, the 83-year-old was a pioneer who interviewed some of the biggest names in politics and the world of celebrity.

Media - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan

The former Sunday Business Post journalist has been Pakistan bureau chief for the New York Times since January 2012.

Media - Thursday 2 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize tape of RTÉ interview with Waterford sexual abuse suspect Waterford

Gardaí seize tape of RTÉ interview with Waterford sexual abuse suspect

The tape was handed over by the State broadcaster following a court order.

From TheJournal.ie This amazing magazine cover is officially the best of 2012 Spreading The News

This amazing magazine cover is officially the best of 2012

New York Magazine photographers took ‘between 2,000 and 2,500 shots’ during Hurricane Sandy. This was the best.

From The Score Sky Sports signs four-year RaboDirect Pro12 deal Television Rights

Sky Sports signs four-year RaboDirect Pro12 deal

The subscription channel will begin broadcasting matches at the start of the 2014/15 season.

Media - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don’t let RTE monopolise the airwaves Tensions

Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don’t let RTE monopolise the airwaves

“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.

Media - Thursday 25 April, 2013

84 per cent of all adults listen to radio on a daily basis

The latest JNLR figures have also shown that 54 per cent of people listen to regional radio.

iRadio founder Dan Healy to head RTÉ 2fm

The new recruit has also worked at 98FM and Newstalk.

From TheJournal.ie Update: Hyundai apologises for ‘pipe job’ ad after major criticism Badvertising

Update: Hyundai apologises for ‘pipe job’ ad after major criticism

The video shows a man apparently trying to die by suicide in his car.

RTÉ News chief ‘satisified’ with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage

Kevin Bakhurst said the cost of covering the change of Pope was €100,000 less than on the last occasion in 2005.

Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad

Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.

Media - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Head of 2fm steps down to take up new RTÉ Radio role

John McMahon has been head of the station since 2009 but will not be renewing his contract.

From TheJournal.ie “My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes At The Movies

“My head just exploded”- Irish director’s film chosen for Cannes

Last Day on Mars by Ruairí Robinson stars Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai and has been selected for the prestigious Director’s Fortnight at Cannes.

Media - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Boston bombing most closely followed news story since Wall Street collapse USA

Boston bombing most closely followed news story since Wall Street collapse

Study of American media finds it fifth in the top stories for public since 9/11.

Media - Friday 19 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Criticism after Aussie TV host draws ‘Irish’ link to Boston bombings Boston This post contains videos

Criticism after Aussie TV host draws ‘Irish’ link to Boston bombings

David Koch of Channel Seven says Boston’s Irish population may link the Marathon bombings to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Media - Monday 15 April, 2013

BBC to air North Korea documentary despite criticisms from university

The London School of Economics says its students were ‘deliberately misled’ by the BBC, who sent a journalist within a travelling party.

Media - Friday 12 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans Thatcher

Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans

The broadcaster is under pressure to ban the song which has surged up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday.

Media - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ documentary to shed new light on Waterford link to ‘Jihad Jane’ plot Documentary On One

RTÉ documentary to shed new light on Waterford link to ‘Jihad Jane’ plot

The alleged plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist for his controversial depiction of the Prophet Muhammed has an Irish link that will be explored in the radio documentary this Saturday.

Media - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Register of interests’ for broadcasters dropped from new BAI code Broadcasting

‘Register of interests’ for broadcasters dropped from new BAI code

The new code for Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality drops proposals to make broadcasters disclose any commercial relationships.

Media - Monday 8 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Loved and loathed: UK newspapers highlight Thatcher divide (Updated) Divided

Loved and loathed: UK newspapers highlight Thatcher divide (Updated)

In its subhead, the Daily Mirror asks: “So should she really be given a ceremonial funeral like Princess Diana?”

Media - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ defends coverage of the ‘Lowry Tapes’ The Lowry Tapes

RTÉ defends coverage of the ‘Lowry Tapes’

Managing Editor David Nally said the coverage given was “what the story deserved”.

From TheJournal.ie Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers Myanmar

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

Media - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tubridy, Finucane and Duffy take pay cuts as RTÉ reveals stars’ salaries RTÉ

Tubridy, Finucane and Duffy take pay cuts as RTÉ reveals stars’ salaries

Ryan Tubridy was paid €723,000 in 2011, according to figures released by the State broadcaster this evening.

Media - Monday 25 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car Badvertising

Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car

The ads were uploaded to the Internet without the carmaker’s approval.

Media - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Phantom FM founder launches new radio station

8Radio.com will go on air 30 March.

Media - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ corrects reports that it spent €360,000 on taxi fares Taxis

RTÉ corrects reports that it spent €360,000 on taxi fares

The public broadcaster actually only spent €269,298 on taxis last year, it says…

Media - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ to hold radio documentary-making workshop Radio

RTÉ to hold radio documentary-making workshop

The course will be run by the Documentary on One team, which has won a huge range of international awards.

Media - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sunday Mirror journalists arrested on suspicion of hacking Operation Weeting

Sunday Mirror journalists arrested on suspicion of hacking

Scotland Yard says it has arrested three men and a woman.

Media - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Nearly 17 million views of UPC’s On Demand service UPC

Nearly 17 million views of UPC’s On Demand service

Corrie, Eastenders and Fair City are among the most popular TV programmes on the service while Taken 2 is one of the most viewed films.

Media - Sunday 10 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Pat Rabbitte: Social media is crucial for holding authority figures accountable Media

Pat Rabbitte: Social media is crucial for holding authority figures accountable

Pat Rabbitte said sites such as Facebook and Twitter are important for questioning the established order.