Traditional journalism vs Digital and how to leverage both.

One area in my journalism degree that I found lacking was marketing yourself online. A lot of my lecturer’s had worked in legacy media, and I could be wrong here but didn’t understand how to leverage an online presence. The world of journalism is rapidly changing technology has changed both the speed and reach of…

Slow news: Irish government announces ‘climate action plan’

The Government plans to “nudge people and businesses to change behavior” in a bid to tackle climate change. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton described the plan as “ambitious but realistic”. The plan also includes proposals to eliminate non-recyclable plastic and impose higher fees on the production of materials which are hard…

Taoiseach announces new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announces in a tweet that the government is setting up new Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality, saying that equality for women is moving to slow.  Mr. Varadkar set the lofty ambitions high aiming to make ‘Ireland the first country in the world in which men and women are truly equal’. The…

The divisiveness of WikiLeaks

Journalism confuses me to no end, and the Julian Assange arrest exacerbates the debate of what is journalism. For clarity I am a mature student studying journalism, I have recently deferred my final year because of personal reasons. I’ve only taken an interest in journalism over the last five years or so. A question always…

Looking in from the outside: Student media awards

I find the world of journalism strange, more so the journalism of today. Journalism of the past was built on the foundations of holding those in power in check, journalist were used to be a “ragtag” group of misfits”, as James Carey aptly pointed out in his speech ‘where journalism education went wrong’ ‘The first…