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Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

Audrey Galvin (School of Culture & Communication) wrote for RTE's Brainstorm about the Kerry Babies case. She says that Joanne Hayes may have received apologies from the state and the gardaí, but there is still unfinished business in the case: "Little was said about those who levelled these charges against her and few photographs were printed… Continue reading Opinion: The media still has work to do regarding the Kerry Babies case

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OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

Given the role that hugely profitable social media giants play in the spread of misinformation, University of Limerick Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn asked in the Irish Independent and Cork Independent whether they should be made more liable for it. The world we live in now seems a darker, more pessimistic place. Rather than the… Continue reading OPINION: When responsibility for media content is evaded, the truth suffers

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Tenth edition of Limerick Voice newspaper launched

The story of a Limerick family who have gone to extraordinary lengths to ease the agony of terminal illness features in the tenth edition of Limerick Voice, published on December 7th, 2017. Other powerful stories about people overcoming enormous physical disabilities to achieve greatness on the sporting fields and in wider society are also recounted… Continue reading Tenth edition of Limerick Voice newspaper launched

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Lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn on the implications of continued attacks on the free press

Following the shutdown of The Cambodia Daily newspaper in Phnom Penh, Journalism lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn wrote for the Irish Examiner about the implications of the continued  attacks on the free press in the west and elsewhere. “You have one channel, we have 39 channels. If you curse me, you will receive bad merit. Those… Continue reading Lecturer Dr Fergal Quinn on the implications of continued attacks on the free press

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UL Journalism students in major Google Fellowship success

Three UL Journalism students have secured highly competitive Google News Labs Fellowships in top media organisations in Ireland.  Three out of five places on offer in nationwide in Irish newsrooms went to UL students. The students, who are studying BA and MA in Journalism and New Media programmes at the University of Limerick will complete… Continue reading UL Journalism students in major Google Fellowship success

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UL scores hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

The University of Limerick scored a hat-trick at the 17th National Student Media Awards where three of its journalism students scooped top awards. Fourth year Journalism and New Media student, Jennifer Purcell (22), from Rosbrien, Limerick was named Features Writer Of The Year- News & Current Affairs, for a number of stories she wrote highlighting mental health issues. The award was sponsored by the Evening Herald newspaper… Continue reading UL scores hat-trick at National Student Media Awards

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Record number of UL journalism students nominated for national awards

A record number of journalism students at University of Limerick have been nominated for national media awards. Limerick Voice, the newspaper and website produced by the fourth year and MA in Journalism and New Media classes has received three separate nominations, for newspaper of the year, website of the year, layout and design of the year.… Continue reading Record number of UL journalism students nominated for national awards

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Inaugural lecture of Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Gerard Colleran

Abandoning the protection of sources would destroy the search for truth, one of the fundamental principles underpinning journalism, a leading national media figure has warned. Speaking at his inaugural lecture as Adjunct Professor of Journalism at University of Limerick, Gerard Colleran said truth is the only motivation of journalists, regardless of its source. The former… Continue reading Inaugural lecture of Adjunct Professor of Journalism, Gerard Colleran

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Journalism at UL launches partnership with the Irish Examiner

A new partnership between the University of Limerick and the Irish Examiner has been launched, in which coursework produced by UL journalism students’ will be broadcast to a national audience. Irish Examiner Digital Editor Dolan O’Hagan and Editorial Manager Diane McDermott revealed details of a competition in UL on Tuesday where 10 videos produced by students… Continue reading Journalism at UL launches partnership with the Irish Examiner

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Dr Fergal Quinn on Donald Trump and fake news

Dr Fergal Quinn, a Journalism lecturer in the University of Limerick, recently wrote about Donald Trump and fake news for Cork Independent. The piece was picked up by Journal.ie. In the article, Quinn writes that the media needs to look at itself and remedy the kind of weakness that canny communicators like Trump can exploit: “Darkness… Continue reading Dr Fergal Quinn on Donald Trump and fake news

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UL Journalism students launch Limerick Voice newspaper

A grieving mother whose daughter and two grandchildren were murdered in County Limerick six years ago gives an exclusive interview to Limerick Voice, which published its ninth edition yesterday (Thursday 08 December 2016). It is the first time Abina Ring has spoken about the impact the murders of her daughter Sarah Hines and two children Reece (3)… Continue reading UL Journalism students launch Limerick Voice newspaper