Jane Suiter

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Some of the data based projects will examine algorithms in news and audience analytics. Photograph: iStock

Dublin City University’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is leading a €3.9 million project to explore new ways of supporting journali(...)

  Amid talk of “fake news”, distrust of mainstream media, and the rise of far-right websites such as Breitbart News Network, the average citizen is struggling to discern what is true and what is not.

Education is under attack. Expertise and experience were derided in the lead-up to the Brexit vote, while US president Donald Trump famously declared(...)

Family business: Danny Healy-Rae at Rae’s bar in Kilgarvan. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

The home village A sign outside one of the three pubs in the Co Kerry village of Kilgarvan promises Ireland’s first round pool table. And O’Reilly’(...)

Róisín Shortall TD said the traditional approach of majority rule in the Dáil could be improved upon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie O’Dea is talking to the Sinn Féin delegation to see if he can strike a deal to make Micheál Martin taoiseach when in barges Michael Healy-Rae: (...)

Political factions have been encouraged to embrace power sharing internationally when facing ‘external threats which would negatively affect all communities in a country’, says political scientist Dr Dawn Walsh. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight weeks after polling day, the political options have narrowed to either a Fine Gael minority government supported grudgingly by Fianna Fáil for a(...)

Clockwise from top left: Dr Eoin O’Malley of DCU, Prof David Farrell of UCD, DCU’s Dr Jane Suiter  and Dr Theresa Reidy of UCC  intend to publish their Oireachtas reform audit during the general election campaign. Photographs: Irish Times/Tomas Tyner/UCC/Maxwells

The Dáil has been deemed a “puny parliament” by four prominent political scientists who will audit all parties’ manifesto proposals for Oireachtas ref(...)

The election of the Ceann Comhairle by secret ballot, if done properly, can make the Ceann Comhairle independent of government in a meaningful way.

The announcement last week that the Government plans to introduce a secret ballot for the election of the ceann comhairle is a tacit acknowledgment th(...)

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a recent discussion about how the new gender quotas for political parties are playing out, Newstalk Breakfast Show presenter Chris Donoghue said, “(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White launches the Hearing Women’s Voices report examining the contribution of women on air during peak-time hours on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty Images

Male voices make up 72 per cent of news and current affairs radio broadcasting time, a new survey has found, with Newstalk’s leading news and current (...)

Minister for Communications Alex White will launch ‘FuJo’, the Institute of Future Media and Journalism, at DCU next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Journalists are “journos”. Journos who file stories and shoot video on their mobiles are sometimes called “mojos”. But what do you call the Institute (...)

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