The difficult question of balance in journalism

December 11, 2019

The idea of balance has always been a key part of journalism, with the right of reply being a key tenet for any reporter working in a newsroom. False balance, however, is where stories start to get messy and the reporter’s impartiality comes into question.


The importance of speaking to journalists

March 20, 2019

When sources decide to keep quiet, to ignore the email, leave the call unanswered or miss the coffee date, journalists are unable to share their side of the story. A fresh perspective and a piece of the puzzle is suddenly missing.


How The Post showcases the power of journalism

February 7, 2018

A newspaper’s first obligation is to the truth. It also has to be mindful not to put its future in jeopardy. So, what happens when you uncover a grave secret that the government have been


Mark Little and the Neva ending story

December 4, 2017

The first rule of journalism has always been verification. If the story isn’t true, then it isn’t a story. Based on the premise of verification, Mark Little founded Storyful in 2009 as a social intelligence


Trump press ban may lead to better journalism

March 8, 2017

The recent barring of certain media outlets from a White House press “gaggle” may have a positive impact on journalism in the long run, according to DCU communications lecturer, Declan Fahy.


On Journalism, Networked Advocacy and Post-Truth

January 5, 2017

Digital technologies and the pervasiveness and wide accessibility of the internet have fundamentally transformed the way journalists and advocates function. Because of the speed at which technology is advancing – and therefore the nature of

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Minority groups and modern media: a war of its own

November 16, 2016

The political turmoil between Western society and Islamic culture has fundamentally – and permanently – redefined modern journalistic practices, with every one of our well-favoured news outlets equally responsible for contributing to the European epidemic