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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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