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