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Broadcasting, Irish Journalists, Journalism November 21, 2014

Media on the Move: Fergal O’Brien leaves Today FM for TV3

After almost a decade with Today FM, Fergal O’Brien is set to go from the airwaves to the television screen as he will join TV3 next month. Fergal will be accustomed to his role in TV3’s News department as he spent the best part of ten years reading news bulletins and reporting the latest current

Featured Journalist, Irish Journalists, Media October 29, 2014

Featured Journalist: Eithne Kelly

Our featured journalist this week is Eithne Kelly, the producer of the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108. Eithne began work with the station in 2013. She was awarded the prestigious role of producer for the all new Pat Kenny Show, when the presenter moved from RTÉ Radio 1 to Newstalk, in June of that

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

Course/Training, Media, Social Platforms September 9, 2014

3 top tips for on camera appearances

Are you a camera shy? Does the idea of an on camera interview make your stomach turn? Well don’t let that hold you back.  You and your organisation may have something unique, interesting and new to share with the world and you need to understand how to communicate this in the best way you can.

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

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, 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

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