When The Ditch published a story about Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins on 19 April, other media and politicians were slow to follow up – stoking suspicions.
Category: On the Media
Niamh: Dublin Bay South By-Election Showed That (Unregulated) Online Political Adverts Are Thriving
Political ads are banned from TV and radio, but candidates and parties are free to run any ads they want online – and more are choosing videos
A New Magazine Looks to Challenge the Frames of Mainstream Media
“Tongues” will feature essays, poems, and illustrations by Black and queer artists, say the team behind it.
Sam: What’s the Best Way for Journalists to Refer to Sources in Stories?
We have a style we think of as consistent, egalitarian, and respectful. But not all of the people who appear in our stories see it that way.
Sam: The Dangers of Using Government Advertising to Prop Up Suffering Newspapers
We should strive to reduce, not increase, the amount of leverage that any government has over what newspapers publish.
Sam: In Its Episode on Mental Health and Suicide, “The Guards – Inside the K” Made Some Mistakes
“The documentary series took on a tough issue, and did a lot of things right – but it appears in places to have gone against guidelines for reporting on suicide.”
Sam: How Many Articles Do Journalists in Ireland Have to Write Each Week?
Some say they only have to write two or three, while others said they are expected to churn out dozens – and that quality suffers from that pace.
Sam: What The Journal Has Learnt So Far in Its Search for a Different Way to Fund Journalism
The Noteworthy experiment has seen achievements, but also difficulties. It’s still too early to declare it a success or a failure, says Journal Media Managing Editor Susan Daly.
Mark: RTÉ Needs to Make a Case for Public-Service Media in the 21st Century
The national broadcaster should put forward a vision for possible futures – and debate those with the public, writes a UCC researcher.
Harry: A Rare Conviction for Cyberbullying Shows It Can Be Done
The conviction was secured against a middle-aged man who had made false and abusive comments on Facebook about a Dublin woman he had known for years.