Category: Future of Journalism


Digital Humanities and Journalism Seminar

12.00 – 14.00, Wednesday 9 October, Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUI Galway. On Wednesday October 9th, HuJo will host a lunchtime seminar  on Digital Humanities and Journalism in collaboration with the Moore Institute. The event will be hosted at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway and is the first of the Autumn/Winter series of the  Digital Scholarship Seminars. The […]


Hacks/Hackers gets Dublin reboot

Hacks/Hackers Dublin was rebooted on Monday night with the first meeting taking place in the salubrious surroundings of the Library Bar at the Central Hotel on Exchequer Street in the heart of the city. There was an enthusiastic crowd of both Hacks (journalists) and Hackers (techies) and we were even joined by some international guests […]


Conference asks: Can we trust our news?

Media experts were not in short supply in Dublin City University (DCU) on Monday, as they gathered to discuss the future of their industry and address the title question of the conference – ‘Can we trust our news?’. The DCU media conference was co-organised by the host university and Arizona State University (ASU) and featured […]

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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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Why do we need an Irish survey on journalists’ use of social media?

National surveys on the use of social media in conducting professional journalism have been conducted for a number of countries, and the findings are insightful. For example, Cision & Canterbury Christ Church University’s Social Journalism Study 2011, that looked at ‘perceptions and use of social media among journalists in the UK’, found that 97% of […]

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Hujo launches national survey on Irish journalists’ use of social media

Social media has become a vital tool to the modern journalist. From Syria, to Turkey and Brazil international news stories are being broken by ordinary citizens on social media everyday and it’s not just serious news. The latest football transfer rumours or celebrity scandal is now more likely to break on twitter than by conventional […]


HuJo launches Hacks/Hackers Dublin

HuJo is delighted to announce the first Hacks/Hackers Dublin meet-up. The meet-up is taking place on Monday September 16th at 6:30pm in the Library Bar, upstairs in the Central Hotel on Exchequer Street. It’s going to be a very informal affair, where journalists and programmers can meet up to discuss ideas around new media formats. The event […]