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Changes, Content, Digital News July 16, 2015

Media Essentials: This week’s top stories

Did you miss these top stories from the week? Check out MediaContact.ie’s media essentials for all you need to know about media, tech and more. Tubridy says Ethiopia visit ‘life transforming’ RTÉ’s media maven, Ryan Tubridy is set to travel to Ethiopia next month with charitable organization GOAL. He made the announcement this morning on

Changes, Events, Journalism July 16, 2015

Breaking News! Could UTV-TV3 merger be close?

Just weeks after it was announced that Liberty Global would be acquiring TV3, the rumor mill is at it again suggesting American Billionaire John Malone might be interested in a merger between his company’s latest acquisition and station rival UTV Ireland. UTV Ireland seems to be having a difficult time of it recently. Ratings are

Broadcasting, entertainment, Journalism July 16, 2015

It’s #Throwback Thursday

Media HQ decided to take a look at some of the more influential programmes that have sustained the Irish public throughout the decades. Many of the people crucial to these shows are long gone including the late Bill O’Herlihy but their legacy and contributions to Irish broadcasting will live on. Feel free to comment below your memories of

Broadcasting, Changes, Content July 15, 2015

Media on the move: Gerry Foley

Gerry Foley has been appointed UTV’s western correspondent for Ireland Live News. Gerry has extensive experience working in the world of hard news, having been a political editor and presenter of ‘Around the House’, a popular current affairs programme on ITV.

Broadcasting, Changes, Content July 15, 2015

Ireland AM welcomes new morning host

There’s a new face on the Ireland AM morning slot and it’s host Ciara Doherty. The Donegal native will appear alongside presenters: Sinead Desmond, Alan Hughes, Aidan Cooney and Mark Cagney on Ireland’s most popular breakfast show.

Content, Creativity, Digital News July 15, 2015

What we learned about Twitter and Facebook’s role in news

Pew Research centre revealed a study yesterday detailing ‘the evolving role of news on Twitter and Facebook.’ This study explained why there is a rise of current users encountering, and searching for news on social media. The research shows a clear rise in users getting news from the social media websites from the years 2013 to

Broadcasting, entertainment, Mediaflash July 14, 2015

McGregor’s Vegas victory pushes 3e ratings through roof

McGregor’s Vegas victory against UFC fighter Chad Mendes last week has been deemed a roaring success, with everyone including the Dubliner’s fans and our own Sinead O’Connor celebrating and getting in on the #Irish pride action. Such is the Crumlin man’s victory that some are even been said to be attempting to lay claim to

Awards, Content, Featured Journalist July 14, 2015

Featured Journalist: Clodagh Sheehy

This weeks featured journalist is irishhealing.ie proprietor and freelance reporter, Clodagh Sheehy.

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