Archive for April, 2011



World Press Freedom Day Lecture

Lal Wickrematunge’s brother, Lasantha, has been named as a “Hero of Press Freedom” by the International Press Institute following his murder by unknown assailants in 2009 when he was managing editor of The Sunday Leader, a Sri Lankan newspaper. The Press Council of Ireland, in association with Ireland Aid, has arranged a free public lecture [...]

Luke Abbott is helping out King Kong Company, a Waterford based band, with their online marketing and sent me a link to the video below (check out their Facebook page for further info) His email reminded me of a series of tips he posted on how bands can market themselves on Facebook, which are worth [...]

The Monday Note – NYT’s Melting Iceberg Syndrome. Frédéric Filloux uses the New York Times as an example as to why newspapers are slow to adapt to the digital age. Observer – All The News Fit To Print, But Only If It Ups The Online Hits. John Naughton’s column in the Observer looks at the [...]

A Couple Of Blog Recommendations

Here’s a couple of blogs that I’ve recently stumbled across which are worth subscribing to – The Monday Note and MotiveWorks.

Mobile Internet Trends

Here’s a presentation on Mobile Internet Trends, which is worth looking through. Top 10 Mobile Internet Trends (Feb 2011) View more presentations from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

I read about Zite, an iPad app that’s very similar to Flipboard, on the Monday Note yesterday (this blog is a must read btw.) Downloaded it and played around with it yesterday evening and it’s a real pleasure. Here’s a trailer to show you what it’s all about. Well worth downloading.

David Baddiel has launched a new campaign to combat anti-semitism in football. Here’s the YouTube video for the campaign (via Harry’s Place.)

A couple of weeks ago, an article appeared on PR Daily outlining the most overused words in press releases. The article highlights the over enthusiastic language used in press releases as PR consultants try to convince media that their client is the best thing since sliced bread. Does their over enthusiasm excite journalists though? No. [...]

Red C Research has released research on Digital Trends in Ireland. Their report is available as a pdf. Gary Younge has an interesting feature in the Guardian on the youth unemployment rate in Spain. Clever campaign by Nike, which involved crowdsourcing a motto for the new US national team soccer jersey. Using Twitter was a [...]

The next Clearaun Media Forum will focus on crime reporting. It takes place on Monday 11 April 2011 between 7.30 – 9.30pm at Ely University Centre, 9 Hume St, Dublin 2. As usual, it is free of charge to attend thanks to the sponsorship of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. You need to register your [...]




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