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2022
# fredid roman
Mexican journalist killed, adding to country's media death toll
Fredid Roman was found dead in his car in the city of Chilpancingo.
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# Stand News
Two former editors of Hong Kong news outlet charged with sedition
Police raised the Stand News office on Wednesday.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: 'Who the f*** reads newspapers?' Society would be better off if young people did
Worrying stats show how little interest young people have in the news, writes Larry Donnelly – but this is bad for all of us.
# Media ownership
Sinn Féin seeks to outlaw the 'blacklisting' of journalists by media organisations
The proposal follows on from the ban of Irish Times staff appearing on Newstalk in 2017.
# the good information project
Simon Coveney’s weekend visit shows the need for Irish journalists in China
Dublin has been strengthening ties with Beijing for years – but who is getting to tell the story?
# 2020 Report
Complaints made to Press Ombudsman increased by almost 40% last year
Just over 15% of the complaints related to one article – a court report of a case involving a 15-year-old girl.
# Membership
Here's what is coming up for members of The42 this week
We go again…
# Facebook
Facebook pledges to invest at least $1 billion in journalism over next three years
The social media giant defended its handling of a dispute with Australia over payments to media organisations.
# Media
Independent radio group to tell committee it 'cannot wait' for Media Commission to ensure its survival
Irish Secretary of the NUJ Séamus Dooley said that local and national media organisations were “on the brink of ruin”.
# New Job
'It's bigger than the crash': David McCullagh says Covid-19 makes the Six One more important than ever
The new co-host of the Six One chats Covid-19, commemorations and why journalism matters more than ever.
Voices
Lise Hand: 'Journalism matters. And this week has been a crucial reminder of that'
“Behind every headline, at the heart of the story but not part of the story, are journalists.”
# newsletter
Sign up for Inside the Newsroom, the new monthly email for supporters of The Journal
Go behind the scenes with highlights and previews of our biggest stories.
# Open letter
'Deeply alarming': NI leaders condemn dissident threats against Belfast journalists
The letter was published in the Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and News Letter newspapers yesterday.
# Dublin people
Two Dublin newspapers, the Northside People and Southside People, are to close
The papers’ publisher North Dublin Publications Ltd is seeking to appoint a liquidator.
# Journalism
No plans for TV licence payment moratorium during Covid-19 crisis
RTÉ announced yesterday that it will be availing of the wage subsidy scheme.
# RTÉ
RTÉ appoints Ailbhe Conneely as its new social affairs and religion correspondent
The role will involve reporting and providing analysis of social affairs and religion issues across RTÉ News channels.
# Team
New editorial line-up to lead TheJournal.ie into exciting new phase
Meet the team charged with delivering insightful, impartial journalism on one of Ireland’s most popular digital outlets.
# Investigation
Senior Maltese government officials resign following probe into murder of journalist Daphne Galizia
The PM’s chief of staff and the tourism minister resigned following public pressure.
# Cuts
RTÉ journalists say plan to cut top presenters' pay 'doesn't go far enough'
The NUJ members have suggested a new rule that no one in the organisation earns more than the top civil service salary.
# DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA
Businessman arrested over murder of Maltese journalist in 2017
Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb.
# Investigation
An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
Tell us what you would like to see investigated.
# Annual Report
Press Council raises concerns over 'imminent threats' to financial stability of journalism industry
The Press Council published its annual report for 2018 today.
# noteworthy
An update on Noteworthy, the new investigative journalism platform from TheJournal.ie
Tell us what you would like to see investigated.
# Capital Gazette
Newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for coverage of mass shooting in its newsroom
Five Capital Gazette employees were killed after a gunman opened fire last June.
# first day
TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website
The new platform will fund in-depth journalism based on suggestions from the public.
# compensation
US court orders Syria to pay $302.5 million over death of war reporter Marie Colvin
Syrian military and intelligence tracked the broadcasts of Colvin and other journalists covering the siege of Homs to the media centre.
# Reshuffle
Martina Fitzgerald to leave RTÉ after 18 years
Paul Cunningham was announced this month as RTÉ’s newest political correspondent.
# Investigation
Union has 'grave concerns' about hard drives of INM staff 'being searched without permission'
The NUJ said it is concerned about “the threat to confidential sources of information and the privacy of INM staff”.
Voices
'There's a risk we'll remember this whole episode as a case of two bad, and one good cop'
Our politicians and government, as well as the media, should be prepared to be far more self-critical and embrace change, writes John Devitt.
# Explainer
What has led to two Belfast journalists looking into the Loughinisland killings getting arrested?
The short answer is… we don’t know.
# High Court
Jonathan Hutch is suing TV3 over its news coverage of gangland trial
He is the brother of Gareth Hutch who was murdered in 2016.
# Digital Journalism
'To only support print journalism is bizarre': Criticism levelled at Fianna Fáil's 'Print Journalism Unit'
Fianna Fáil has proposed to establish a Print Journalism Unit to secure the future of print journalism.
# ba journalism
NUI Galway repays students fees after complaints about course
The Students’ Union described the situation as “appalling”.
# disclosures tribunal
Journalist on Miss D interview: 'It wouldn't have been material that would be published in the Sunday Times'
John Mooney told the tribunal at Dublin Castle that he was never briefed negatively about Sergeant Maurice McCabe.
# give em a clump
Presenter tackles horse, dusts herself down to deliver live preview of the next race
‘I just couldn’t bear to see it go out on another lap.’
# investigative journalism
'Deeply disturbing': Press Ombudsman says reported INM data breach could 'undermine' journalism
He said that confidentiality needed to be restored quickly at the newspaper.
# crackdown
Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'
The law, if passed, would include foreign media.
# Assassination
Slovakian journalist who investigated high-profile tax fraud shot dead
The man’s fiancee was also shot.
# To be Frank
Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve
Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.