Media On The Move: The latest media movements

15.06.18 Media on the move

The media industry never stands still, and with people moving jobs, retiring, and leaving the industry, it can be difficult to keep up. At MediaHQ, we have a research team dedicated updating our newsfeed with the latest media movements. Last week alone we provided 90+ updates to our clients, as well as making well over 100 changes to our media contacts database.

Here are just ten of the latest Irish media movements that we updated over last week:

  1. Darren McCaffrey is leaving Sky News 

Darren McCaffrey, an Ireland correspondent with Sky News, announced on Twitter that he will be leaving the Sky News team to become the Political Editor and a co-presenter of EuroNews when it relaunches in September.

2. Sarah-Clayton Lea leaves Lovin Dublin to head up Food & Wine  magazine

Former Deputy Editor of Lovin Dublin, Sarah-Clayton Lea has joined the team at Food & Wine magazine as their new editor.


3.¬†RTE’s¬†Chief News Editor has retired

Ray Burke has been working with RTE News for a number of years. He recently announced his retirement from the national broadcaster.


4. BAI Released Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

BAI has released the Reuters Institute Digital News Report (Ireland) 2018. The report finds that fewer consumers are using Facebook to access news, whereas more consumers are now willing to pay for news.

5. appoints new Beauty Editor 

Rebecca O’Keefe¬† has left her position with¬†SHEmazing,¬†where she was acting Deputy Editor, to become the new Beauty Editor for the popular website,¬†


You can get the full story of the next five updates from our newsfeed. Our newsfeed is updated at least twice an hour throughout the working week, providing all of the latest media news and movements. Want to find out more about our media contact database?

6. makes a new hire have enlisted a new reporter for the their growing newsroom.

7. A number of Irish radio programmes have been added and updated

A large number of Irish radio programmes have been updated in our system with some new ones added by our dedicated research team.



8. Regional News Desks have been updated

Our research team have also spent a lot of time cross-checking the news desks of regional newspapers across the country. Some have been updated accordingly.


9. The founder of a major international digital news brand has stepped down

A multi-million euro digital news brand has lost their founder after he sold his shares earlier this week. You can view the whole story in the MediaHQ newsfeed.


10. A number of key media contacts in Northern Ireland have been updated

Some key journalists who are based in Northern Ireland have been updated in the MediaHQ database.



Trying to keep up with media moves and updating your media lists is a time-consuming and tedious task. Did you know MediaHQ has a dedicated research team that updates our newsfeed with media movements and updated lists so that you don’t have to? For more information on our media contacts database, click here or call Gaye on 01 254 1845.