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July Irish Media Movements

By Ciara Byrne

Heyday has been launched   Ellie Balfe has launched a website called Heyday, created for women in their midlife, by women in their midlife.   [See Twitter]   Ivan Yates has left Newstalk   Ivan Yates has retired from his position at Newstalk and Virgin Media.   [See Twitter]   Áine Ní Churráin has left […]

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Journalist You Need To Know: Jessica Omari

By Ciara Byrne

What’s her beat? Jessica Omari is a Business and Economics Correspondent for ITV. Prior to this, Jessica was a Senior Producer and documentary film-maker at Reuters. She forged her early career as a self-shooting reporter in the Middle East, documenting the growing Syrian refugee crisis.   Describe her in a sentence  A fearless journalist, willing […]

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UK Media Movements: June 2020

By Lauren Keane

David Bowen has left Financial Times David Bowen worked as a freelance columnist with the Financial Times for many years. He no longer works in the industry.   Anna Mikhailova is now Deputy Political Editor at The Mail on Sunday.  Anna Mikhailova has been appointed Deputy Political Editor at The Mail on Sunday. Anna is […]

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June 2020 Irish Media Movements

By Ciara Byrne

Kevin Beirne has joined the Irish Independent.   Kevin Beirne has left his role as a freelance journalist to take the position of Audience Editor at the Irish Independent.   [See Twitter]   Peter Woods has been appointed Head of RTÉ Radio 1.   Peter Woods has been appointed Head of Station at RTÉ Radio […]

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PR Tactic: How to Create an Opinion Vlog

By Jack Murray

What is it? An Opinion Vlog is a piece-to-camera video giving an opinion on a certain topic. Why do you do it? Sharing your expertise and opinion is a good way to build your profile. Video is also a good way to capture people’s limited attention. Using video as part of your PR Strategy can […]

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Quotes of the week 24th of June

By Lauren Keane

“I confess I have tried not to watch too much news when I’m not at work. The relentless grimness of the Covid story started to take its toll at the height of lockdown–I found when I got home I just wanted to switch off, and not engage in more disease and bereavement.”   ITV’s Mary […]

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