media

Free the News: 2nd Email to RTE re News Footage Agreement

On the 7th April, I sent an email to the Director General of RTE about a proposal to allow National Newspaper of Ireland websites access to the News footage of the National Broadcaster. Following a reply today from the Head of Corporate Communications, RTE I have sent this follow up email. *****Dear Mr Dawson, Many thanks for your response.

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Irish Journalists- Can We Trust You?

UPDATE: Well, that took less time to answer then I expected. The next five days are going to see a lot of things happening all at once. One of those things will be the making and breaking of news organisations' (and individual journalists') professional reputations.

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Your Country, Your Call: The SIPO Question

Last month I wrote an article for the Irish Times asking some questions regarding the Your Country Your Call competition. As a result, members of the competition 'Steering Group', including Professor Von Prondzynski, the President of DCU, have elaborated on their previous positions both on those pages and in radio interviews. Some questions have been answered.

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Your Country, Your Call: A Tuppenceworth Perfect Storm

Your Country, Your Call launched a week ago. Its self description "a competition to ignite your imagination and reward your thinking" might have you scratching your head. Didn't we already go though exactly this already? The Ideas Campaign was an almost identical effort run by PR firm AMAS's Managing Director Aileen O'Toole in March of 2009.

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