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Awards, Branding, Broadcasting July 7, 2015

3 Irish journalists making it abroad

The media is a tough nut to crack nowadays with so many news and media outlets popping up. Countless new media apps are making the game easier for journalists, but also making it increasingly difficult to find a niche. We take a look at three Irish people achieving success in their respective media fields over seas. 

Content, Events, Irish Times July 7, 2015

Camino to Compostela: a writer’s journey

Peter Murtagh, Managing Editor of the Irish Times and his Buen Camino! co-writing daughter Natasha, have been walking the fascinating Camino de Santiago trail for more than five years.

Changes, Content, Creativity July 7, 2015

BBC mini computer set to digitize a new generation

The BBC has revealed the final design of its single board computing digital device today. The device known as the Micro: bit will be available for every UK secondary school child as of this September as part of the BBC’s ‘Make it Digital’ flagship programme. The groundbreaking initiative is set to not only inspire digital

Communications, Irish Journalists, Irish Times July 6, 2015

Publishing, pitching & podcasts – Here’s what we know

In December 2014 we undertook a brand new venture. We decided to start our very own podcast series looking into the worlds of communications, journalism, public relations and the media. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to sit down with a very wide range of guests from a NYU journalism professor, to the CEO of

Broadcasting, Communications, Content July 6, 2015

The Late Late Show celebrates its 53rd anniversary

The late-night Irish television talk show hit it’s 53rd anniversary this week. The Late Late show, which first aired in 1962, is the world’s second longest-running talk show. It has become a mainstay in television viewing, both at home and abroad. MediaContact takes a look at some of the Late Late’s best and most memorable guests.

Broadcasting, Communications, Irish Journalists July 6, 2015

Featured Journalist: Colm Coyne

Our featured journalist for this week is independent audio producer, Colm Coyne. Colm is an independent producer of podcasts, radio documentaries, and news features. 

Branding, Broadcasting, Communications July 3, 2015

UPC buy TV3 for €80m

Liberty Global has announced an €80m take-over of TV3 from Doughty Hanson & Co.

Broadcasting, Communications, Creativity July 3, 2015

Mediaflash says thank you to Season One guests

It’s been an exciting and very rewarding first season of Mediaflash for all of us here at Mediacontact.ie. We had a great range of shows to choose from. Highlights being Irish Feature Journalism and the Publishing Industry in Ireland. Not to forget our final podcast of the season on the upcoming launch of the Irish edition

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