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13.07.15

Groundbreaking new stylus device is set to make waves, as it’s official Kickstarter launch date draws closer. The apple device compatible stylus which was developed here in Ireland by designer David Craig in Dublin Design Studio, will seek to change the way people interact with their smart devices by responding to the consumers every touch.

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Team behind the Brendan O’Connor Show

13.07.15

The Brendan O’Connor show is set to air until the end of the month. As of yet it is unknown who will be stepping in to permanently fill the 9am slot. The RTE Radio 1 show, which was previously hosted by John Murray, has retained much of the same staff throughout its transition. Mediacontact takes […]

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Why you should be excited about ‘Go Set A Watchman’

10.07.15

If you haven’t been living under a literary capstone for the last few months then you will have heard that Harper Lee, the American Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will be publishing her first novel on the 14th of July, titled, ‘Go Set a Watchman’. This morning the first chapter of the book was released for public consumption, […]

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Media on the Move: Genevieve Brennan

10.07.15

Genevieve Brennan recently joined the Ireland AM staff ranks as a producer. Prior to this, she had worked as a researcher with the Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk 106-108FM, booking guests, editing audio and interviews as well as managing the Newstalk website.

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RTÉ’s Format Farm announces two new commissions for RTÉ One

09.07.15

Farmer in Charge and Four Heads have recently been commissioned by RTÉ’s Format Farm; two new shows which are set to air on RTÉ One later this year. Following a recent call for new format ideas, the shows were picked up, and are currently being backed by major international distributors.

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‘Sleep No More’: an experience like no other

09.07.15

Season One of Mediaflash is over, but don’t fret because we have a bonus episode to whet your appetite for Season Two. You might say, we can’t sleep with the excitement! In the bonus episode Jack Murray and James Phelan discuss the interactive play, ‘Sleep No More‘, put on by a production company called Punchdrunk in […]

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How to get to Longitude festival if you don’t have a ticket

08.07.15

Festival season is finally upon us and we’re all excited here at MediaContact, because Longitude Festival is just within festival goers sights. The three-day-long music extravaganza is taking place in Marlay Park from Friday 17th July until Sunday 19th July. But for those of you who don’t want to break open your piggy banks just […]

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MediaHQ Podcast Episode 14: Will people pay for a digital newspaper?

08.07.15

In the final instalment of Season One of Mediaflash we look at the impending launch of the Irish edition of The Times, and ask what impact will it have on the print market? Richard Oakley, editor of the Irish edition of The Times joins Jack Murray & James Phelan in studio to discuss the plan […]

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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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