Denis O'Brien has an opinion piece in today's Irish Times defending himself (and by extension his journalists) against the charge that he "despises" journalism. He cites, as evidence of his support for quality journalism, the fact that he has spent €20m on Newstalk radio.
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.
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.
I received a letter from SIPO today telling me that they were continuing with their examination of my request for an investigation. I made reply as follows. I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 1st September 2010.
At the end of My Liveblogged Year, I promised a follow up on my evolving opinion of Liveblogging's form and promise. This post is not that article. Instead I'm reacting to the announcement of the GoogleTV service.
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.
Everything is lost. Newspapers are doomed. You've read it on the Internet.
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.