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# Journalism

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# Journalism
Journalism has officially reached its peak with this headline
Spoiler: it involves Usher and an iPhone.
# stopped the presses
Final issue of Connacht Sentinel put to bed after 89 years of news
The Connacht Tribune Group describe it as the “end of an era”.
# entrapment
BBC won't unmask The Sun's 'Fake Sheikh' just yet, but they promise they will
Controversial journalist Mazher Mahmood uses a sheikh costume to lure celebrities.
# Interview
Jonathan Wilson on journalism and Championship Manager's impact on football analysis
We chatted with the Football Weekly favourite.
Voices
Extract: The role of the media in the Irish economic crisis
Some commentators have noted that Irish news organisations failed to give proper warnings of the impending crash. But why?
# investigative journalism
Mary Raftery's articles are set to be re-published online
The journalist’s documentaries ‘States of Fear’ and ‘Cardinal Sins’ highlighted child abuse in schools and the Catholic Church.
# Journalism
HSE puts pressure on newspaper to reveal its source on hospital waiting lists
However the Sunday Business Post is not budging.
# essential reading
Cruyff on football's lost values and Roger Goodell's parental paradox; it's the week's best sportswriting
Also, the divisive Joey Barton talks Immanuel Kant while a NBA curiosity is remembered.
# jumped the fence
Yoink! UTV Ireland have poached editor of RTÉ's Six One
Marcus Lehnen will join the new station as head of news.
# Well read
The GAA's role in the NFL's future and the craziest stunt in wresting; it's the week's best sportswriting
Why would you go outside when there is so much good stuff you haven’t read yet.
Voices
Opinion: 'These human rights abuses have a very real and clear link to Ireland'
Ireland has the potential to make a difference in two situations that have been raising concerns for human rights groups.
Voices
Opinion: The killing and imprisonment of journalists should concern us all
Worrying press arrests in Ferguson and the grisly murder of James Foley underlines it is in all of our interests to ensure journalists can report without fear.
Voices
Debate Room: Was the New York Post's front page photo of James Foley unethical?
We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…
Voices
Opinion: James Foley's death shows that graphic, unregulated footage is just a click away
Are the general public ready for the stark reality of raw, amateur content – often from war zones – to be part of their mainstream media publications and broadcasts?
# Interview
Paul Kimmage: 'The game is up for the kind of journalism that I practice'
The Irish journalist is the subject of a new documentary about his troubled relationship with the sport of cycling.
# colin brazier
'From time to time, we screw up': Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage
Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.
# Mistake
Sky News apologises after reporter rifled through luggage of MH17 passenger
“We shouldn’t really be doing this,” reporter Colin Brazier said on air.
# Phone Hacking
Andy Coulson found guilty but Rebekah Brooks cleared at phone hacking trial
The trial at the Old Bailey in London had lasted 8 months.
# online media
Press Council wants to "embrace new as well as legacy media"
Chairman says the move of TheJournal.ie into the Council – a first for a major online publication – shows belief that best practice in journalism is ‘platform-neutral’.
Voices
Video column: The Writer – the life and work of Tim Pat Coogan
As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to writer and journalist Tim Pat Coogan.
# Groundbreaking
Fifteen years on, how States of Fear changed Irish society
An event is being held to mark the anniversary of the programme which shed a light on a dark part of Irish society.
# Journalism
Mark Little: Journalists filled in gaps on MH370 plane with 'baseless speculation'
The founder of Storyful was critical of how broadcasters filled programmes with discussion and conspiracy theories in lieu of facts.
# Free Speech
Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...
Hint: We’re doing better than countries like China and North Korea.
# Cover story
How the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover went from conservative to tops optional
It started as a five-page supplement in the 60s. And is now a publishing phenomenon.
Voices
Damien Kiberd: Are whistleblowers saints? The ethics can be complicated.
As Ireland has discovered following the row over the cancellation of penalty points for motoring offences, the ethics of whistleblowing can be most complicated, writes Damien Kiberd.
# press pit
Journalists from rival Syrian sides come close to blows in Geneva
UN security guards have had to step in on occasion as reporters fling slurs and abuse across press room.
Voices
Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.
# Newspapers
Up to 50 journalists to lose jobs as Dublin office faces closure
Real-time Editing & Design is set to close after Independent Newspapers informed them they would not be renewing their contract.
# war reporting
Award-winning journalist arrested in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhood labelled a 'terrorist organisation'
Peter Greste, a former BBC journalist currently working for Al-Jazeera, won the prestigious Peabody award in 2011.
# Thomas Byrne
'Reckless journalism' could affect Thomas Byrne's prison safety, claims lawyer
A number of newspaper reports claiming that Byrne had acted on behalf of suspected criminal figures were rejected in court today.
# Press regulation
UK newspapers go to court to block press regulation system
The publishers are seeking an injunction over a new charter drawn up by Britain’s three main political parties after their proposals for a self-regulation were rejected.
# Reading
Banner tactics, Ali, Lineker on MOTD; it’s the week’s best sports writing
Put the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.
Voices
Should we direct our distaste at airhead figures like Roz Flanagan – or the system that creates them?
A profile piece on one of TV3′s “Dublin Housewives” caused quite a stir yesterday. And what a convenient place to direct the mob’s ire; an over-privileged reality TV star rather than our own imbalanced society, writes Lisa McInereny.
# RIP
RTÉ's moving obituary piece on the life and career of Colm Murray
The much-loved sports broadcaster has died aged 61 following a battle against motor neurone disease.
# Anniversary
17 years on: Veronica Guerin remembered for courage and determination
The 37-year-old was one of the first journalists in Ireland to take on the “big guys” of organised crime.
# Corruption
Ex-prison officer arrested in London media conduct probe
The 39-year-old is being questioned in relation to suspected misconduct in office and corruption.
# sitdown sunday
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Syria
Syria Through a Lens: life of slain filmmaker and activist honoured
The one-year anniversary of the death of young journalist Bassel Shehadeh, who was killed in a shelling attack by Syrian government forces, will be marked by a worldwide commemoration of his life and work.
# Press Freedom
Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries
There has been condemnation of the threats against the two unidentified journalists who are based in Northern Ireland.
# Journalism
Irish journalist Declan Walsh ordered to leave Pakistan
The former Sunday Business Post journalist has been Pakistan bureau chief for the New York Times since January 2012.