He lectures in media law, investigative journalism, journalism practice and interactive journalism. He has won several national awards for journalism and written a number of investigative documentaries which topped the ratings on Irish television. The University’s MA Journalism, on which he teaches on, was rated best performing accredited National Council for the Training of Journalists course in the UK in 2009. He writes for The Sunday Times and Timesonline and is a regular contributor to television and radio programmes in the UK and Ireland. In the University he is responsible for links between industry and the School of Media, Film and Journalism in research, short courses and curriculum development. He has degrees in finance, a masters’ in interactive media and postgraduate qualifications in European law, planning law and higher education teaching.
His primary research area is on the development of the digital media industry internationally and how states can influence its development. He has conducted research for state enterprise bodies, governments and leading international media companies in the area. His other research area is information access for the public and media. He has lectured internationally in this field focussing on Freedom of Information issues.
Best performing National Council for the Training of Journalists course in the UK, 2009.
Association for Journalism Education.
International Association for Media and Communications Research.
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