3 Irish journalists making it abroad

07.07.15

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. 

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Camino to Compostela: a writer’s journey

07.07.15

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.

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BBC mini computer set to digitize a new generation

07.07.15

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 […]

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

06.07.15

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 […]

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The Late Late Show celebrates its 53rd anniversary

06.07.15

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.

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Featured Journalist: Colm Coyne

06.07.15

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

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Mediaflash says thank you to Season One guests

03.07.15

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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Programmatic: the digital future

02.07.15

Last season’s Media HQ Podcast featuring the Irish edition of the Times’ newly appointed editor Richard Oakley, focused on whether people would be interested in buying digital media. The Irish edition of the Times have become Ireland’s first 7-day digital newspaper. That being said how did the media organisation manage to monetize their digital products?

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3 reasons journalists have to become their content

02.07.15

The mediascape in which journalists now exist is dynamic and changing constantly. The days in which journalists hosted an interview and published a story are gone. We magnify news media and examine why journalists must now strive to become the content which they produce. Our 3rd birthday inspired blog gives journalists three reasons to become their […]

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