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Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media October 13, 2014

How to get your Budget story to journalists

How do you get the media to cover your reaction to Budget 2015? Do you have an upcoming story for Budget 2015, but don’t know how to get it seen? Need to get the media to sit up and listen? We can help. Next Tuesday, October 14th 2014, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will stand at

Irish Journalists, Journalism, Media August 25, 2014

Documentaries of the Summer

There were so many fantastic Irish documentaries over the summer. It was a difficult task to choose but a few from the many that were broadcast during the past few months. From sport to current affairs to music, there was so many to pick from. We have managed to decide on three that we here

Irish Journalists, Journalism August 8, 2014

The Limerick Leader celebrates 125 years

Tomorrow, August 9th 2014, the Limerick Leader will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The first edition of the paper was printed on Friday, August 9th 1889. The paper experienced many challenges in its early years but has managed to soldier on to become Limerick’s biggest and most popular paper. President Michael D. Higgins congratulated the

Broadcasting, Humour, Irish Journalists July 9, 2014

“We’ll leave it there so”- Bill to bid us farewell

Conor Tivnan @conortivnan Sunday July 13th is a key date in the world footballing calendar, with the curtains coming down on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Meanwhile, all the way across the Atlantic, the curtains will also come down on another iconic figure of the game. The final will mark the end of Bill

Broadcasting, Journalism, Magazine May 28, 2014

3 young journalists to keep an eye on

Here at Mediacontact.ie we always feel it’s important to recognise and encourage Ireland’s up and coming young journalists. We picked 3 young journalists that we feel are going from strength to strength within the industry, and are really showcasing their talents in their individual areas. 1. Roe McDermott- @roemcdermott Roe holds a Masters degree in

Journalism, PR Tips February 4, 2014

8 tips on how to write a great press release

The next time you write a press release, try and give the reporter a reason not to delete it. Here are eight tips for writing press releases that don’t drive journalists to hit delete. 1. Attention-grabbing headline:  You need a short, snappy headline that will grab somebody’s attention when they’re scanning dozens (or maybe hundreds)

Journalism, Media, PR Tips January 8, 2014

Getting to know Journalists: 3 tips for PR pros

Lets face it, the more you know about your target media outlet, the better chance you have of placing an article. That alone is a good reason for getting to know journalists individually. On another level, it enables us to become familiar with shared journalistic traits and characteristics. Ask yourself how journalists are coping within

jobs, Journalism, Newspapers December 2, 2013

Johnston Press confirms talks on sale of newspapers

Johnston Press, the publisher of more than 30 regional newspaper titles in Ireland, has confirmed it is in talks to sell its 14 titles in Ireland, which include the Limerick Leader, the Donegal Democrat and the Kilkenny People. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said it was holding discussions about the

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