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UL student wins video journalism prize

A video project entitled “25 ... What do you know about Ireland's national card game?” has earned David Connors, a MA in Journalism student at the University of Limerick, top prize in the inaugural Irish Examiner / University of Limerick video journalism competition. His piece focused on a '25' card tournament in Tubber, Co Clare,… Continue reading UL student wins video journalism prize

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UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

Congratulations to our Journalism student Michaela Deane, who has won the Live 95FM radio documentary award for 2018. Michaela's entry tackled the topic of the morning after pill and examined different attitudes amongst pharmacists dispensing the medication. Head of News at Live 95FM, Gillian Devlin said: “Michaela's entry showed innovation and courage, tackling an issue that… Continue reading UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

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UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition

A tribute to palliative care nurses, two stories highlighting the importance of defibrillators and a focus on 'Ireland's national card game', 25, are among the videos produced by University of Limerick students for this year's annual video journalism prize. The competition is part of an ongoing partnership between UL and the Irish Examiner in which content… Continue reading UL Journalism students’ videos shortlisted for competition

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UL Journalism students increase TV presence

A project where MA and BA journalism students had to work as a team to plan, execute and deliver a bulletin in a single day has been officially launched. Lecturer in broadcast journalism Dr Fergal Quinn said the Limerick Voice TV news channel is part of a significant expansion in TV news production in UL,… Continue reading UL Journalism students increase TV presence

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UL Journalism students win at National Student Media Awards

We are delighted to congratulate our Journalism students for their big win at the National Student Media Awards, more popularly known as the Smedias. The Limerick Voice, a newspaper published by Journalism students as part of their studies at the University of Limerick, was named Newspaper of the Year. The award was presented by The… Continue reading UL Journalism students win at National Student Media Awards

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UL Journalism students nominated for national sMedia awards

Aspiring journalists at University of Limerick have helped boost the status of the media courses at UL, after being nominated for numerous national awards. A number of students have been nominated for the annual sMedia awards which take place at the Aviva Stadium tonight, 19th April. The Limerick Voice newspaper, produced by 4th year and… Continue reading UL Journalism students nominated for national sMedia awards

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Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

By Kayley Hardiman, BA in Journalism and New Media Wow what a whirlwind of a semester it has been so far. It’s week 9 already. How did that happen? Time has just flown by this semester. I have been so busy ever since I came back to UL in January. This semester is crazy for all… Continue reading Big decisions to be made in 2nd year

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Our graduates a year on: Jennifer Purcell

Jennifer Purcell graduated from UL's BA in Journalism and New Media in 2017. We catch up with her to see what she's up to a year on... Looking back, what did you like best about your course? I loved the practical side of our course. I was never good at concentrating or paying attention for… Continue reading Our graduates a year on: Jennifer Purcell

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Our graduates, a year on: Seán Lynch

We're catching up with our 2017 graduates, to see where they're at, a year on. Seán Lynch graduated with a BA in Journalism & New Media from the University of Limerick in 2017. He talks about his time at UL, what he's currently doing, and has some great advice for our Journalism final year students.… Continue reading Our graduates, a year on: Seán Lynch

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UL Journalism graduate profiled by the Boston Globe for his work at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

This winter, Journalism and New Media graduate, Paul Saunders, has been working as English Editor of Digital Communication at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea (Twitter: @pyeongchang2018). The Boston Globe profiled the people behind the best twitter accounts at the Winter Olympics this weekend and Paul was among them: Background: A journalist from Ireland,… Continue reading UL Journalism graduate profiled by the Boston Globe for his work at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

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Seminar for Journalism students at UL by Conall O’Fatharta (Irish Examiner)

By Aoife O'Rourke, BA in Journalism and New Media, University of Limerick The Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar series allows all Journalism students at UL to hear talks from a variety of speakers in the industry. This semester saw the Irish Examiner's Investigative Journalist Conall O’Fatharta speak about his experience in his career and the… Continue reading Seminar for Journalism students at UL by Conall O’Fatharta (Irish Examiner)

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Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Conall O’Fatharta

The Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar series enables our Journalism students to hear talks from prominent speakers on a variety of subjects. Week 1 of Spring Semester 2018 saw Irish Examiner Investigative Reporter Conall O’Fatharta give a talk on 'Illegal adoptions: deaths in mother and baby homes – the story that keeps on breaking'.… Continue reading Current Issues in Irish Journalism Seminar: Conall O’Fatharta