Dr. Andrew Ó Baoill
Director of the BA with Journalism, and the MA in Journalism, at NUI Galway
Dr. Ó Baoill is a lecturer in English, and director of the BA with Journalism, and the MA in Journalism, at NUI Galway. Focused on non-commercial and alternative media, he’s interested in the interplay between technology, regulation, and media content.
Andrew’s PhD is from the Institute for Communications Research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, while he holds an MA in Communications and Culture from Dublin City University, and BSc in Mathematics from NUI Galway. He has been a manager, producer, and presenter in both community and public radio in the United States and Ireland, from his work founding NUI Galway’s Flirt FM in the 1990s, through involvement in the low-power (LPFM) and full-pwer college and community radio stations in the US, as well as producing the radio show of media scholar Bob McChesney, broadcast on WILL AM and syndicated through npr.org.
Andrew’s current work includes study of the challenges for non-commercial and alternative media outlets, including technological, regulatory, and economic factors. He is also engaged in examination of the political economy of media studies education in the context of the neo-liberalisation of higher education.