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Graduate Profile – Hilary McGann, BA in Journalism and New Media

Hilary McGann graduated from the BA in Journalism and New Media in 2015, and now works with CNN International. Hilary discusses her time at the University of Limerick here: Hilary McGann now works at CNN International Why did you choose this course? I have always been interested in current affairs, geopolitics, and how people are… Continue reading Graduate Profile – Hilary McGann, BA in Journalism and New Media

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Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

Mark Boylan Mark Boylan, from Banagher, Co. Offaly, is a 4th year student studying BA in Journalism and New Media at the University of Limerick. Here he talks about his time in UL: Why did you chose UL? There is no campus in the country which can compete with UL’s brilliant base and the strong… Continue reading Our students: Mark Boylan, Journalism and New Media

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Our Graduates: Denise Curtin

Our BA Journalism and New Media graduate Denise Curtin spoke to MediaHQ about her time as a journalist. Denise talks about her job, and mentions how helpful the work experience she gained during her time at UL was: "I think my work placement in third year was a real awakening for me. My degree prepared… Continue reading Our Graduates: Denise Curtin

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UL Journalism students showcase their work in new magazine

Grapevine is student publication, written by second-year BA Journalism and New Media students at the University of Limerick. This year's content features a wealth and breadth of stories, including the rise of substance abuse at third level institutions, one student's experience of being ghosted, veganism, and plus size fashion are also featured. The magazine represents… Continue reading UL Journalism students showcase their work in new magazine

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UL journalism students score another hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

The University of Limerick scored another hat-trick at the 19th National Student Media Awards where its journalism students scooped three top awards. Limerick Voice a 40-page local newspaper, produced by masters and fourth year Journalism and New Media students won the award for Best Layout and Design while An Focal, UL’s student publication, was named Website of… Continue reading UL journalism students score another hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

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UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

UL journalism students have secured a record number of nominations in the National Student Media Awards. Limerick Voice, which was named newspaper of the year in 2018, has been nominated for the third year running in a number of different categories including: Newspaper of the Year Layout and Design Website of the Year Frances Watkins,… Continue reading UL Journalism students receive 17 nominations in National Media Awards

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BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane to give keynote lecture in UL

The BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane will give a keynote lecture at a major journalism conference in the University of Limerick on Thursday April 11th 2019. Mr Keane who is the new Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL will give the keynote lecture on: Journalism and Democracy under Siege: How Can We Combat the Threat… Continue reading BBC Africa Editor Fergal Keane to give keynote lecture in UL

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UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

University of Limerick journalism graduate Cillian Sherlock has secured the post as presenter on the RTÉ news2day programme against stiff competition from journalism graduates nationwide. News2day is RTÉ’s news service designed specifically for children, featuring Irish and international news of interest to a young audience. Following a call out to media and journalism graduates across… Continue reading UL Journalism graduate beats off stiff competition to secure RTÉ News job

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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