Author: Dara McHugh

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What does movie length tell us about the industry?

It increasingly seems that a trip to the cinema cuts as heavily into your evening as it does your wallet. Sometimes, breaching the two hour limit seems to be almost compulsory; the average viewer would be hard-pressed to stifle a yawn as Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall St plods into its third hour of […]

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Social Media Hoax fails to derail election bid

Social media has become an important source for news stories; the combination of 24hrs communication, direct access to sources and the ever-present risk of a gaffe or mistake makes it a great asset for the clued-in newsroom. But the growth in sources and channels, not to mention the prevalence of Photoshop and its like, means […]

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HuJo wins prize at BBC #newsHack II

A team from the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at Insight @NUIG won the ‘Connecting the News’ category prize at the BBC NewsHack on May 1st-2nd. The team developed Hash2News, a Chrome Extension which enables users to find the news stories behind Twitter hashtags. The #newsHack is an initiative of the BBC NewsLabs innovation programme, and […]