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# Journalism
TV3 chief: We couldn't afford to make mistake like Mission to Prey
David McRedmond says his station wouldn’t have made libel because “we couldn’t afford a settlement” like that given by RTÉ to Fr Kevin Reynolds.
# RTÉ
Prime Time Investigates doc wins international TV award
Exposé on counterfeit cigarette trade in Ireland given Gold World Medal in investigative news programme category in New York.
# Alan Shatter
Alan Shatter statement: I am not participating in INM agenda
Full statement released by Justice Minister says there is an “unethical media project” to “condemn” or imply “guilt by association” with Michael Lowry – and that it has echoes of McCarthyism in the 1950s.
# standards
RTE brought in new journalism guidelines today - what's in them?
RTE editorial staff will be trained in the new guidelines, including how they should use social media and the internet in their reporting.
# Prime Time Investigates
What happens to the rest of the 'A Mission To Prey' crew?
Noel Curran, Director General of RTÉ, has said that the movement of two senior execs was voluntary and that an independent external board is still investigating other personnell in ‘A Mission to Prey’ debacle.
# job fairy
WE'RE HIRING: Attention, news journalists
Are you a journalist? Interested in online media? Passionate about current affairs? We want to hear from you…
# Media
Brenda Power to host new media programme on RTÉ radio
The Media Show will examine issues in print, online and broadcast when it begins airing on RTÉ Radio 1 next month.
Voices
Column: David Norris's Privacy Bill recycles a flawed earlier version
Secretary of the Irish NUJ, Séamus Dooley, on his concerns about the recent legislation proposed by a number of independent senators.
# This American Life
Story about abuse at Apple factory was false says US radio show
This American Life had broadcast a show in January which said abuse was happening at Apple factories in China – but now it has retracted the show and apologised.
# Phone Hacking
Charlotte Church 'sickened and disgusted' by actions uncovered in phone hacking case
The singer has settled her case against publishers of the now-defunct News of the World for £600k and a public apology.
# media standards
Pat Rabbitte criticises descent of media into "corrosive cynicism"
The Minister for Communications was leading statements on media standards in the Seanad – and hearing concerns from senators about the future of the media in Ireland.
# Bribery scandal
Five 'Sun' journalists arrested in police bribery investigation
Staff at the paper are said to be fearing for their futures after five senior contributors were arrested by London police.
# RIP
Tributes paid following death of journalist John Cunningham
The former newspaper editor was 66.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think there is enough media diversity in Ireland?
A conference is being held in Dublin today to discuss media diversity in Ireland. But do you think there is enough of it in this country?
# Media Diversity
Half of Irish journalists do not believe Ireland has adequate media diversity: survey
Irish journalists were also questioned about the influence of ownership on their work and the need to protect diversity.
# Gag order
Doping controversy lands Kimmage in hot water
Award-winning journalist Paul Kimmage, an outspoken critic of corruption in cycling, is being sued by two former presidents of the sport’s governing body.
# Investigation
British police arrest 5 in tabloid bribery probe
Four current and former employees of The Sun and one police officer were arrested as part of the investigation into police bribery this morning.
Voices
Column: Call them red-tops if you want – but we still need popular journalism
Tabloid misbehaviour is an easy target for complaints – but popular news is essential to our society, writes John O’Sullivan.
# TheJournal.ie
All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.
# Jedward
"Is this an April Fool's?" - Twitter users unimpressed with Guardian's Jedward editorial
From the moment the editorial appeared on the Guardian site last night, Twitter reaction has been swift and brutal.
# Ethiopia
Two Swedish reporters found guilty of 'supporting terrorism' in Ethiopia
The two photojournalists admit to illegally entering the country with an ethnic Somali rebel group in order to gather news – but deny any charges of supporting terrorism.
# North Korea
Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message
The death of Kim Jong Il has brought fresh attention on the inner workings of how North Korea addresses its people.
# RTÉ
RTÉ will adopt Press Ombudsman recommendations
The State broadcaster held a meeting this week to discuss the Prime Time Investigates programme A Mission to Prey, which was found to have defamed priest Fr Kevin Reynolds.
# Occupy Wall Street
NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest
New York Times photojournalist Robert Stolarik was pushed by police and repeatedly blocked from covering a protest at the World Financial Centre Plaza.
# Hacking
UK: Woman arrested in connection with phone-hacking probe
A woman has been arrested in England as part of the investigation into phone-hacking by the press.
# News International
James Murdoch resigns from the boards of Times and Sun
Rupert Murdoch’s son has stepped down from the boards of News Group Newspapers Limited and Times Newspapers Limited.
# South Africa
South Africa: Protests over adoption of secrets bill
Critics of the bill say it will hide government corruption, stifle whistle-blowing and undermine the hard-won democracy created with apartheid’s end 17 years ago.
# Utah
Utah mayor admits posing as journalist to write 'good news' articles
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder said he wanted to counter the high level of crime coverage in the local press with more upbeat stories – in which he sometimes quoted himself.
# NNI Awards
Irish Times biggest winner at national newspaper awards
The paper of record wins four gongs at the National Newspapers of Ireland’s inaugural journalism awards.
# Tribute
A look back: Cathal O'Shannon v Muhammad Ali
On the day of his death, TheJournal.ie celebrates the work of journalist Cathal O’Shannon with a look back at his most famous interview with boxing superstar Muhammad Ali.
# News International
News International puts other UK papers under review
Journalistic standards across News International’s titles are being reviewed in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.
# Yuck
Gutter journalism: reporter gets drenched in sea foam whilst covering Irene
Tucker Barnes went to extraordinary and some might say unnecessary lengths to cover Hurricane Irene.
Voices
Column: We can’t let phone hacking stifle the press
The media plays a crucial role in society, and tabloids will always be a part of that, writes crime reporter Abigail Rieley.
Voices
Column: A reputation can be ruined... but it can also recover
Former trader Nick Leeson says there is a big difference in the motivation behind resignations of Rebekah Brooks and police chief Paul Stephenson – and it could make all the difference to how they rebuild their personal reputations.
# BSKYB
UK Labour leader calls to delay BSkyB takeover
The Liberal Democrats – currently in coalition with the Conservatives – have hinted at supporting the opposition in calls to postpone the proposed takeover.
Voices
Column: The lengths some journalists will go to for a story
Former trader Nick Leeson says he deserved to be chased by the media for his illegal actions – but even he is shocked by revelations over the past week the the News of the World’s behaviour.
# NOTW
Did the Irish News of the World make use of info taken from hacked phones?
Journalist who worked on Irish edition in 1990s says they were “well schooled in the grey arts” of rooting out stories.
# Belfast
Shot photographer Niall "hopes to make full recovery"
“Shocking” attack on press photographer Niall Carson during Belfast riots is condemned, as TheJournal.ie pays tribute to his work.
# Bahrain
Bahrain to sue The Independent over 'one-sided' reporting
The government of Bahrain intends to sue the British newspaper over its alleged “defamatory and premeditated media campaign” against both it and Saudi Arabia.