Some journalists find, report and write the news. Others read these original reports and rewrite them, without giving credit or payment. Is that fair?
Category: On the Media
Sam: At the Irish Times, Ads Sometimes Masquerade as Journalism
The paper of record has run things in its print edition that appear to be independent journalism, but are in fact advertiser-sponsored content.
When Will RTÉ Finally Reflect Ireland?
RTE has said it will release a new diversity strategy in the coming months, but it’s unclear if it will lead to visible change at the station.
Dublin’s Burrito Crisis: Bad Food, Bad Regulation or Bad Journalism?
Last week, media reports indicated that two of the city’s favourite burrito bars had been hit with Food Safety Authority closure orders. Here’s what happened.
When Is It Okay for Journalists to Accept Gifts from Their Sources?
A PR company recently offered to send Dublin Inquirer a bottle of whiskey that they wanted us to write about.
Sam: The Dangers of Publishing Ads That Look Like News Articles
Many of Ireland’s major news outlets, from The Irish Times to The Journal, have turned to native advertising as a way to boost revenues. But at what cost?
Sam: The Sindo’s Shameful Fearmongering
The newspaper published a story headlined “Poll: Terrorists Hide Among Our Refugees”. The headline was absolute garbage, and the article wasn’t much better. Here’s why.