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# Journalism

All time
# Samantha Barry
Irish journalist named new editor of Glamour magazine
“I could not be more proud to take the reins of an iconic women’s brand at this pivotal moment for all women’s voices.”
# leo sherlock
Founder of to apologise for breaching copyright of court news service
A full apology will be published on the website in the coming days.
# the battle for mosul
'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul
Covering the battle for Mosul is risky for journalists.
# legal eagles
Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards
Incisive reporting and investigation by our reporters into tribunals, High Court proceedings, Garda strike action, wills and company law has been rewarded.
'Someone attempts to take their life every 9 minutes' claims Minister
Communications Minister Denis Naughten sounded a warning bell on responsible reporting at Press Council of Ireland report.
# Startups
'If you thought about setting up a business too deeply, you mightn't do it'
As part of its new weekly Startup Spotlight series, Fora profiles Sligo’s StoryLab.
# Adios
Mexican paper where murdered reporter worked closes over lack of security
The Mexican government has not done enough to protect journalists, it has been claimed.
# Your chance
Come join on a Google News Lab Fellowship
We have an exciting opportunity coming up for bright new talent.
# as we are voted website that best shows Irish life in 2016
The public vote in the National Library of Ireland digital project found five sites reflect the diversity of Ireland.
# fora
One of our journalists just won a major business news award
Fora reporter Paul O’Donoghue was declared ‘upcoming journalist of the year’.
# no evidence
Rolling Stone magazine defamed dean over bogus frat house gang rape story
The article entitled “A Rape on Campus” has since been retracted.
# rumour has it
Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism
The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.
# Family court
DPP prevents media from reporting on a childcare case for the first time
An application by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for an extension to an order prohibiting reporting was granted yesterday.
# long reads
Nike losing the NBA's biggest star and vegans in the UFC: it's our favourite sportswriting
Goes well with an Easter Egg.
# Well read
How human cock-fighting garnered acceptance and more of the week's best sportswriting
These articles will get you thinking.
# Well read
The break that defined Alex Higgins, Wimbledon to Dublin: The week's best sportswriting
These articles are bound to get you thinking.
# Well read
The fallen All-Star, constipated rugby and the week's best sportswriting
Sit back and enjoy some of the week’s best sportswriting.
It's now more difficult for Irish journalists to hold those in powerful positions to account
Ireland’s small community of hard-pressed crime journalists are up in arms, writes Tom Clonan.
# Snooping
Gsoc access to journalists' phone records 'really worrying'
The NUJ is seeking to meet the watchdog over its accessing of private data.
69 journalists were killed in the line of duty this year
Almost half died at the hands of Islamic militant groups.
# Wardrobe Malfunction
We asked Marty Whelan to explain this photo
What in the world is going on here?
What is the future of Irish journalism?
While it’s premature to write the obituary for print media just yet, the Irish digital landscape is large and has room to grow.
# chilling effect
Garda in Roma children case released without charge
The NUJ said there were “many unusual aspects’” to the arrest.
# press council
Journalists warned that reporting suicide details can lead to 'copycat' deaths
The Press Council of Ireland announce new code of practice relating to “excessive detail of the means of suicide”.
# Making The Move
Sunday Independent columnist leaves paper to work for Renua
John Drennan will be the new party’s director of communications and political strategy.
# Stephen from dungannon
LISTEN: BBC presenter 'made a mistake' by revealing he's an atheist on air
One caller was none too pleased.
# false claims
Rolling Stone has been forced into a massive back-down over this frathouse rape story
The magazine has issued an apology after the article was widely discredited.
# Op Elveden
Ex-policeman who leaked Milly Dowler information to The Sun has been jailed
Simon Quinn, 43, will serve 18 months in prison.
# Legend
A conversation with Robert Fisk
The world-renowned war correspondent was in Ireland this week. He spoke to about matters Irish and international, and why Vladimir Putin is his dream interviewee.
# Anonymous
The New York Times made a woman's dream of being an 'anonymous source' come true
As Gabrielle once sang, “Dreams can come true”.
# paper fight
The Telegraph is getting a LOT of flack over this front page
A journalist at the newspaper retired over the HSBC scandal last week.
# peter oborne
Telegraph writer resigns, claiming advertisers were influencing stories
Peter Oborne said the paper was too close to HSBC.
Opinion: What do traditional newspapers have to do to survive?
Dumbing down their content, pursuing ‘edgy’ stories over quality journalism, are not wise decisions, writes Paul Allen.
# take a chance
David Carr gave this incredible advice to an Irish journalism student
Timely tweet attracted attention of high-profile New York Times journalist – and he gave her some good career advice. (She has since come and worked for us!)
Who was David Carr and why should you remember him?
The journalist died last night aged 58.
# Free
Australian journalist Peter Greste released from Cairo prison
Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist has been deported from Egypt following a presidential decision and is en route to Australia
# Reel stories
Sports Film Of The Week: Let Them Wear Towels
The story of female American sportswriters and their battle for access.
Opinion: Islam must be treated like Christianity in Europe – accepted, revered and lambasted
It is up to moderate people to have an open debate about religion and society. Otherwise, extremists will have it for us.
# Prime Numbers
Mrs Brown, tourists, and the Luas: The week in numbers
Plus: What was the lowest temperature in Ireland this week?
# Deaths
Targeted killings of journalists on the rise as beheadings signify 'new bloody chapter'
The IFJ says a total of 135 journalists have died in 2014.