Taggged: RTE

Request sent to RTÉ DG today

FAO: Noel Curran,Director General,RTE,Donnybrook Dublin 4Re: Making RTE news footage available to 3rd partiesDear Mr Curran, I write further to a report in today's Irish Times headlined "RTÉ to offer free TV news to Ireland's newspaper websites".

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Shell, Broadhaven Bay and the Failure of News

BelmulletOriginally uploaded by Conor LawlessDuring August of this year I wrote a blizzard of letters for clients of McGarr Solicitors who were worried about their crab fishing pots. As it turned out, they had good reason to be worried. Traditionally, August is the middle of the Long Vacation, and therefore ought to be a sleepy time for law firms.

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The Other Eegit on the Radio

I'll be on this morning's Tubridy Show on RTE Radio one with Richard Delevan, late of the Sunday Tribune. The topic we've been set, like the leaving cert essay, to discuss is 'Political Hactivism'. UPDATE: The discussion can be heard here (Realplayer link) from 49 minutes in.

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News, still imprisoned, allowed visitors

Well, Eoin's call on RTE to let us use the footage of the leader's debates has been turned down. The reason given?"The view has been taken that it would not be prudent for RTÉ to waive its rights to the migration of the debates to other sites. "Use of the passive voice, (the functionary's friend), and a reference to purdence, but no real explanation of why it might be imprudent.

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Free the News!

I've written before about the problem of discussing public affairs in videos when you can't legitimately reuse portions of the RTE news- the primary source for any current affairs videos.

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Tubridy Today

I was on Ryan Tubridy's radio programme this morning, exuding the bonhomie of a man with 4 hours of sleep under his belt. The topic of discussion was VoteTube. If you missed it for some reason, you'll find it 30ish minutes in to this RealPlayer Stream.

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“You should be in Make-Up about an hour ahead”

Visits to RTE tend to be rare occurances for me. The last time I was there, Pat Kenny tripped over the mat in the front door and went in to a paroxym of rage. A few minutes later an assistant came down with a doleful looking man with a toolbelt and had him move the circular mat 90 degrees.

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RTE reports on Constituencies

For those interested, Rósín English has been touring the country, asking people at constituency level about what are the issues that are important to them locally. She also talks to local journalists and candidates to try to get a flavour of how the seats will fall. You can find a record of these shows on the (much improved) RTE website.

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