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Banter recap

A full house for last night’s Banter which starred Hugh Linehan (online editor irishtimes.com), John Ryan (Broadsheet.ie and formerly of Blogorrah, New York Dog and dozens of other titles), Michael McDermott (Le Cool Dublin) and Blathnaid Healy (news journalist, rte.ie) …

Thu, Nov 25, 2010, 10:11

   

A full house for last night’s Banter which starred Hugh Linehan (online editor irishtimes.com), John Ryan (Broadsheet.ie and formerly of Blogorrah, New York Dog and dozens of other titles), Michael McDermott (Le Cool Dublin) and Blathnaid Healy (news journalist, rte.ie) waxing lyrical about the future of the media.

On a day when there was so much doom and gloom around the place, it made a change to have a discussion which provided a bit of positive(-ish) food and drink for the future of online and offline publishing (even if Hugh was quick off the mark to point out that no-one can predict the future). We had a few rows (Hugh and Blathnaid locked horns a few times though I think that one was a draw in the end), a couple of laughs and some great comments and questions from the floor. A couple of people were tweeting from the room and you’ll find their tweets (and the retweets by the likes of Joe fecking Duffy, of all people) here.

Huge thanks to the guest speakers and to the audience for coming out on the night. A podcast of the discussion will be available soon and I’ll link to it here.

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