Monthly Archive: August 2013


Muckraking a path to a career in journalism

Newspapers are in decline, broadcasters are cutting budgets, online doesn’t pay, so who’d be a journalist these days? Despite the black clouds hanging over the industry there seems to be no shortage of would be journalists willing to give it a go. 23-year-old Belfast native, Lyra McKee, was bitten by the journalist but at an […]

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Inside RTÉ’s Digital Archive

Thanks to Google search and YouTube, these days we expect to be able to call up pretty much any image or video with a simple search and a few clicks of a mouse.  However, all the data accessible online doesn’t just appear there by accident. Sometimes it’s hard to believe, but there was a time […]

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Why did Jeff Bezos buy the Washington Post?

Last week many mourned an end of an era, as the Graham family sold the Washington Post to Jeff Bezos, owner of for somewhere in the region of $250 million. For the mourners it signalled the end of a golden age in American journalism, during which the paper’s stories managed to bring down a […]

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Research Assistant vacancy in Social Semantic Journalism on a project in collaboration with RTÉ

  The Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the INSIGHT National Centre for Data Analytics @NUI Galway is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Research Assistant position in the Social Semantic Journalism realm. The successful candidates will work on a project in collaboration with the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ, on ‘social news detection and contextualisation’. The project is jointly funded by RTÉ and the […]