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# Journalism

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Column: I'm a pro-choice TD and I’ve never pretended to be anything else
Labour TD Anne Ferris says a Sunday Independent article ‘revealing’ her beliefs about abortion is irrelevant because she has gone on public record expressing her pro-choice beliefs.
# Read all about it
11 stories which prove local newspapers are absolutely delightful
What would we do without stories involving ‘poo thieves’?
Column: ‘I thought I did everything right – so why have I ended up here?’
Aoife O’Connor has gone to college, got good results, borrowed money to get more qualifications by doing a postgrad, but she still finds herself with no job. Here she asks why she can’t catch a break?
# Broadcasting
Broadcasting Authority launches €30,000 community scheme
The scheme allows broadcastors to evaluate their services on issues like targeting the audience in their franchise area.
# Greece
International students flock to Greece to study crisis
The country has become a case study for those studying economics, political science and journalism.
# Journalism
Seven former 'Sunday Tribune' journalists receive redundancy pay
The newspaper claimed that the seven writers were freelancers, but the Labour Relations Commission found otherwise.
Six journalists arrested in fresh phone hacking probe
Three men and three women are being questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept phone messages.
# deaf community
Ireland's Deaf community feels neglected by media
With over 92,000 people in Ireland who are Deaf or have a hearing disability, are we ignoring an large proportion of our society?
Column: Social media has society in a panic. What does that tell us?
There is a political lesson behind the widespread condemnations of social media, writes Gavan Titley.
# news media
Al-Jazeera buys struggling US cable channel, launches push into America
The international broadcaster has bought Current TV in a deal aimed at allowing it to expand in the US market.
# Burma
Burma to allow daily private newspapers
It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.
# Journalism
US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses
The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?
New editor named for RTÉ Investigations Unit
Paul Maguire, who won awards for his Prime Time Investigates reports, is to take over new section.
# Advertising
The Guardian's "Three Little Pigs" tops Adweek's best ad list for 2012
The advertisement uses the children’s story to illustrate the evolution of a news story and public engagement in the news.
BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story
An internal investigation at the BBC has found “basic” journalistic failures in a news report which wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Mr Burns endorsing Romney
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# gong gong gong and scoop three awards
eircom Spiders call Best Mobile App 2012; Irish Web Awards make us their Best Web-Only Publication and their Best Sports Site. Aw shucks.
# Writing
The Sunday Papers: some of the week's best sportswriting
Lance, Keane and Frankel. Get the kettle on and your feet up… here’s some of our favourite writing form the past week.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
George Lee joins Prime Time as part of RTÉ News shake-up
RTE has announced a range of changes to its current affairs programmes – including a new focus on investigative work.
# Late extra
Read all about it: Superman quits journalism
Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet, citing frustration with its new conglomerate owners, in a new Superman out this week.
Interview: How I know human decency trumps politics – Fr Brian D’Arcy
Priest and journalist Father Brian D’Arcy discusses how politics and religion were always intertwined in his life, even as a young boy.
# Broadcasting
Prime Time was "fair, impartial" on Quinn family
BAI publishes its reasons for rejecting Quinns’ allegations of bias and factual inaccuracy against RTÉ current affairs show.
# Media
Business journalist awards call for entries
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School awards have €1,000 prize for each winner in six categories.
RTÉ's London editor Brian O'Connell to leave broadcaster
The well-known face of RTÉ’s London office will leave the State broadcaster when the office closes next week, he said on Twitter this evening.
Cosmo editor-in-chief and 'Sex and the Single Girl' author dies
Helen Gurley Brown has died in New York at the age of 90. She has been described as a legend and an icon.
# Hacking
British hacking police arrest journalist and policeman in dawn raid
The pair were arrested over the suspected bribery of a police officer.
# Gifted Kids
"Are smart kids misrepresented in the media? Definitely."
Thousands of academically above-average students attend the Centre for Talented Youth every year. Here, three teenagers explain what it means to them.
IMF representative in hot water over threat to Greek newspaper
A Greek newspaper which reported an increase in public servants was threatened by a senior IMF representative that it would have official information withheld in future.
# YouTube
Viewers turning to YouTube as news source – study
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami was the most viewed news event during the 15-month study.
# Media
The future of journalism: What Irish media bosses are saying
Figures from RTÉ,, The Irish Times and Silicon Republic on the challenges – and innovations – lying ahead for digital news journalism.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Column: How the news industry is missing the point
News organisations have lost their way. Why? Because they’ve forgotten what business they’re in, writes Dylan Collins.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Media
BAI considering proposals over introduction of register of journalists' interest
Broadcast personnel with an editorial role in news and current affairs may have to provide details of financial and commercial relationships.
# George Michael
Blackmail and night-vision pics: George Michael shares his NotW experiences
The singer criticised the authorities for failing to “genuinely prosecute” journalists who break the law.
# tensions
Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China
It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.
RTÉ fined €200k over breaches of broadcasting regulations in Mission to Prey
A BAI report is heavily critical of the procedures followed by the programme makers who libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds and RTÉ on whole over a programme broadcast nearly a year ago.
# Press Freedom
'Vital' role of journalists stressed ahead of World Press Freedom Day
The National Union of Journalists and Amnesty International Ireland joined together today to remember journalists who have been killed during the course of their work.
# Leveson
Murdoch: Fallout from hacking scandal 'changed my entire company'
The 81-year-old tells Leveson: “I failed, and I’m sorry about it,” adding later: “We are now a new company altogether.”
# Bahrain
Channel 4 news team deported from Bahrain
The F1 event is over, but the controversy continues as news team deported on race day for operating without accreditation.