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Postdoctoral Researcher position in Social Media Mining for News

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly known as DERI), is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Postdoctoral Researcher or a Research Associate in Social Media Mining for News and Data Journalism. The successful candidate will work within the Insight News Lab (Digital Humanities and Journalism group) at the […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Social Network Analysis and Visualisation for #RDAPlenary 3

Twitter is a great source of information as well as a fantastic communication tool on specific event. In our – academic – world conferences are one of the most commonly occurring events, where a significant degree of communication between participants now happen on Twitter. Last week Dublin was hosting the Research Data Alliance Plenary 3 […]

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Pre-Christmas Hacks/Hackers meetup

Following on from our successful Hacks/Hackers launch, we are delighted to announce a second event in the run up to Christmas. Hacks/Hackers Dublin will host a workshop at The Irish Times building in Dublin featuring Pulitzer prize winning guest speaker Justin Ferrell.


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 […]