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# media - Monday 24 January, 2011

TV3 outlines plans for leaders’ election debate

The commercial broadcaster wants to hold a three-way leaders’ debate, with the heads of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour.

# media - Sunday 23 January, 2011

Sky football pundits in hot water over ‘sexist chat'

The Mail on Sunday audio records men sounding like Richard Keys and Andy Gray, making sexist remarks about a female linesman.

# media - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Slideshow: Top 10 paid iPhone apps - ever!

Angry Birds fans may be surprised to see the hit game isn’t right at the top…

RTE refuse to confirm they are planning rival show to Vincent Browne

Nothing has been decided yet says RTE as it gears up for “wide-ranging” programming to cover the general election.

# media - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

The weirdest places to advertise and still have an impact (Gallery)

Check out this slideshow of odd advertising places, from outer space to egg shells.

# media - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Almost 100 journalists killed because of their work in 2010

Two news media staff a week died last year – and most were local journalists reporting on corruption and crime in their own back yard.

Last edition for The Kingdom newspaper as 11 jobs lost

Presses to run one last time on local Kerry paper, the second newspaper to shut down here in a week.

# media - Wednesday 12 January, 2011

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Fox News president urges left and right to tone down rhetoric (Photos, video)

Palin refutes alleged role of rhetoric in the Arizona shooting as right-aligned news organisation chief points out that the Democrats used a target map a few years ago.

# media - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Former BBC presenter wins age discrimination case

Ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won an employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism, following her dismissal when the programme was moved to a primetime slot.

# media - Friday 7 January, 2011

TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election

The TV station makes submission to BAI claiming 48-hour moratorium goes against free speech guarantees.

# media - Thursday 6 January, 2011

Amazon temporarily pulls book advising ways to manipulate the site

Ebook author says his publication was withdrawn by the website which had refused to remove a controversial paedophile’s guide from their listings two months ago.

# media - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

News of the World suspends editor over phone hacking

Ian Edmondson, the paper’s assistant news editor, is suspended as part of investigations into the newspaper’s phone hacking.

# media - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures TV3

TV3 reports ‘unbelievable’ December viewing figures

The audience for last night’s Apprentice wasn’t its highest, but the station still saw 1.12 million tune in for the X Factor.

# media - Sunday 12 December, 2010

RTÉ prepares defence of website for Oireachtas committee

The national broadcaster will tell a committee this week that the prominence of its website is not an abuse of its remit.

# media - Monday 29 November, 2010

Fintan O'Toole launches political reform petition online Fintan O'Toole

Fintan O'Toole launches political reform petition online

Journalist has already clocked up over 900 followers on Twitter.

# media - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Journalists at regional papers to go on strike

Staff at papers owned by Johnston Press will protest at the introduction of a new editorial system.

# media - Friday 12 November, 2010

Deal finally agreed between Newsweek and the Daily Beast

Two-year-old website agrees new deal with 77-year-old print publication.

# media - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Denis O'Brien rumoured to have taken over Phantom

The BAI gives Communicorp the green light to take over the alt-music station – which has moved in with Today FM and Newstalk.

# media - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals GAA

TV3 may retain cúpla focal for minor GAA finals

The commercial broadcaster picks up the rights to the minor finals – but says it’s considering retaining the Gaeilge commentary.

RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general

Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.

# media - Friday 5 November, 2010

BBC faces blackout as journalists strike BBC

BBC faces blackout as journalists strike

The BBC’s director general makes an 11th hour appeal – but the two day strike looks set to go ahead regardless.

# media - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Times reveals readership numbers behind online paywall

The Times and Sunday Times give the first indication of how many people have subscribed to the online editions.

# media - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index

The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.

# media - Saturday 23 October, 2010

Irish Times loses €27.9m after ad revenue crumbles

Irish Times Ltd saw a loss of €27.9m in 2009, as turnover fell – but the loss is still less than that of 2008.

# media - Friday 22 October, 2010

Sign of the Times: NYT has twice as many Twitter followers as print subscribers

Like many newspaper, the NYT has a great online brand – if only it could do something about that unwieldy print business.

# media - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Paddy Power appeal for campaign to save ad hoardings Ryder Cup This post contains videos

Paddy Power appeal for campaign to save ad hoardings

The bookie placed a ‘Hollywood’-style boarding within view of a tee box – and is annoyed it’s being torn down.

# media - Tuesday 28 September, 2010

INTERNET CONGLOMERATE AOL has announced the formal acquisition of influential technology news blog TechCrunch. Announcing the takeover on the site this afternoon, AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong said the acquisition was “a great complement to our continued investment in world class content”. AOL, which already owned its chief rival Engadget, saw shares rise 3% on the news.

AOL considering takeover bid for TechCrunch

The internet conglomerate is reported to be in discussions to acquire the high-profile technology news blog.

# media - Friday 17 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge UK regulator upholds Balding sexuality slur complaint BBC

UK regulator upholds Balding sexuality slur complaint

The BBC Sport presenter has been referred to as a ‘dyke on a bike’ by AA Gill in a Sunday Times review.

# media - Thursday 16 September, 2010

'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week Televison

'Daybreak' loses a fifth of its viewers in a week

Viewer figures dip drastically within days for ITV1′s new breakfast show.

Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code

‘Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.

No decision on proposed News Corp takeover of BSkyB

The British government has yet to make a decision on whether to allow the full takeover amid monopoly concerns.

From The42 BBC concedes defeat over Fergie boycott Alex Ferguson

BBC concedes defeat over Fergie boycott

The controller of Radio 5 Live says there’s little the BBC can do to make Alex Ferguson take part in post-match interviews.

# media - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

Israel pays Twitter user six-figure sum for his name

Spaniard Israel Meléndez has sold his @Israel username to the Jewish state for an eye-watering “five zero” sum.

# media - Sunday 12 September, 2010

Ryan's free-to-air rugby plan faces new criticism

Eamon Ryan’s proposal that Heineken Cup games be free-to-air is criticised by the former chair of the Competition Authority.

From The Daily Edge Ivan Yates 'would like' to succeed Browne on TV3 TV3

Ivan Yates 'would like' to succeed Browne on TV3

Ivan would be keen to continue substituting for Vincent Browne – though other presenters got higher ratings.

# media - Tuesday 7 September, 2010

The internet asks: why no coverage of the bond crisis? Irish Economy This post contains images

The internet asks: why no coverage of the bond crisis?

The cost of borrowing balloons as the world fears Ireland could be the next country to fold. But why so little coverage?