— Immigrant Council.ie (@immigrationIRL) October 25, 2016
At the Ashling Hotel in Dublin.
Spoken word artist Raneem Salah performs at a conference entitled Muslims in the Media: Challenging misconceptions organised by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
At the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin 8.
Independent MEP Nessa Childers is hosting a conference on ‘safeguarding journalism, media ownership and democracy’.
This all-day conference will question the concept of media diversity and ownership in both online and traditional print media – and explore the implications for traditional notions of democratic accountability and journalistic independence.
To seek an answer to these questions and explore issues around ownership and challenges presented by online news sources two pieces of research will be launched on the day.
The research undertaken by Nessa Childers in partnership with the Institute For Future Media and Journalism (FUJO/DCU) examines the relationship between large media shareholders and media content through coverage of four major news stories in Ireland between the years 2012 to 2015 – and the second piece of research looks at how social media affects different news organisations differently through a series of interviews with these organisations to find out about their experiences.
Speakers will include Renate Schroeder, director of European Federation of Journalists; Seamus Dooley, secretary of the NUJ; Flutura Kusari, legal advisor at European Centre for Press and Media Freedom; Michael O’Keeffe, CEO of Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr. Roddy Flynn, of Dublin City University; and Gemma O’Doherty, investigative journalist.
Daniel McConnell, political editor of the Irish Examiner; Jane Whyatt, of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom; Dr Jane Suiter and Dr Eugenia Siapera, of DCU; Christine Bohan, deputy editor of TheJournal.ie; David Cochrane, social media editor of the Irish Times; Anne Marie McNally, political strategist and founding member of the Social Democrats; and Niamh Sweeney, head of public policy at Facebook Ireland, will also speak.
Book a place at the conference here
Media plurality in Ireland by the European University Institute’s Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom
You may recall recent reports about the European University Institute’s Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom examination of media plurality in Ireland.
The report found there’s a ‘high risk’ in relation to the concentration of media ownership in Ireland and that, although there is no legal impediment to becoming a journalist in Ireland, there are ‘barriers’ which ‘limit the access of some groups – e.g., the working classes, ethnic minorities and the disabled – to the profession’.
The report also noted that, ‘there is also anecdotal evidence to suggest that some media owners have sought to influence editorial content’.
Further to this…
Journalism in Crisis conference
University of Limerick on Thursday.
Journalism’s independence from social and political forces has again come into question as seen with the cosy relationship between journalism and the financial and property sectors; while recently both newspapers and broadcasters are increasingly coming under accusations of bias in their reportage of social and political events.
This conference will bring together journalists, media workers and media theorists to discuss the role of journalism in the 21st century, conditions for journalists in the contemporary newsroom and prospects for the future of the media industry.
Previously: Press Reset