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# journalism - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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.

# journalism - Saturday 11 February, 2012

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.

# journalism - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Tributes paid following death of journalist John Cunningham

The former newspaper editor was 66.

# journalism - Monday 6 February, 2012

Poll: Do you think there is enough media diversity in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

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.

# journalism - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From The42 Doping controversy lands Kimmage in hot water 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.

# journalism - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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.

# journalism - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

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.

# journalism - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)’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.

# journalism - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge "Is this an April Fool's?" - Twitter users unimpressed with Guardian's Jedward editorial Jedward This post contains images

"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.

# journalism - Thursday 22 December, 2011

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.

# journalism - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Propaganda nation: how North Korea spreads its message North Korea This post contains videos This post contains images

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.

# journalism - Friday 16 December, 2011

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.

# journalism - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

NYPD blocks journalist from covering Occupy protest Occupy Wall Street This post contains videos

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.

# journalism - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

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.

# journalism - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

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.

# journalism - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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.

# journalism - Saturday 12 November, 2011

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.

# journalism - Thursday 27 October, 2011

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.

# journalism - Saturday 22 October, 2011

A look back: Cathal O'Shannon v Muhammad Ali Tribute This post contains videos

A look back: Cathal O'Shannon v Muhammad Ali

On the day of his death, celebrates the work of journalist Cathal O’Shannon with a look back at his most famous interview with boxing superstar Muhammad Ali.

# journalism - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

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.

# journalism - Sunday 28 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Gutter journalism: reporter gets drenched in sea foam whilst covering Irene Yuck This post contains videos

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.

# journalism - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

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.

# journalism - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

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.

# journalism - Sunday 10 July, 2011

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.

# journalism - Saturday 9 July, 2011

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.

# journalism - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Did the Irish News of the World make use of info taken from hacked phones? 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.

# journalism - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# journalism - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

Shot photographer Niall "hopes to make full recovery" Belfast This post contains images

Shot photographer Niall "hopes to make full recovery"

“Shocking” attack on press photographer Niall Carson during Belfast riots is condemned, as pays tribute to his work.

# journalism - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

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.

# journalism - Friday 10 June, 2011

Connaught Telegraph staff go on strike over production plans

Journalists and other workers at the 183-year-old Mayo paper are protesting at plans to relocate production to Mullingar.

# journalism - Saturday 4 June, 2011

New York Times appoints first female executive editor

Current managing editor Jill Abramson will succeed Bill Keller in September, the first woman to hold the paper’s top job.

# journalism - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Two Turkish soldiers jailed in connection with journalist's death

The soldiers have been found guilty of ignoring information that may have helped to prevent the murder of a prominent ethnic Armenian journalist in 2007.

# journalism - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Suspected killer of Russian journalist arrested

The man suspected of pulling the trigger on Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in 2006 has been arrested in Chechnya.

# journalism - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Digital censorship grows as media moves online

An NGO to protect journalists has said that 69 online journalists have been jailed since December – representing almost half of all reporters imprisoned worldwide.

# journalism - Sunday 27 March, 2011

From The42 The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting Back Pages

The Sunday Papers: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Charge the laptop and turn the phone off – this might take a while.

# journalism - Friday 4 March, 2011

75% of news journalists are men, study finds

UK study also shows that one-third of business and politics journalists in top newspapers are women.

# journalism - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Tribune workers picket Independent HQ over severance pay Sunday Tribune This post contains images

Tribune workers picket Independent HQ over severance pay

The Sunday Tribune’s 43 staff pick up their final paycheques today – but are asking INM to make ex gratia payments.

# journalism - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Sunday Tribune staff to be made redundant

The paper’s writers receive redundancy letters after its receiver fails to find new investment for the Sunday paper.

# journalism - Friday 11 February, 2011

Take 5: Friday

After 30 years of rule, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned; two survivors of yesterday’s plane crash have been released from hospital; and the European Commission says it knows Ireland’s delay in recapitalising its banks is merely “temporary”.