Helix event to reveal all on digital news consumption


Read the article by Charlie Taylor on the Irish Times website here

Following the publication of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report earlier this week, which revealed how Irish people are consuming news online, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is to host an event in the Helix at DCU in Dublin next Tuesday to unveil the full findings of the study.

The report, produced by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, has been running since 2012 but included an Irish sample for the first time this year after the BAI stepped in to fund the research.

The authority also recently commissioned DCU’s Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJu) , to conduct a detailed analysis on digital news consumption in Ireland and intends to fund this and Ireland’s continued inclusion in the Reuters study, for a three-year period.

Tuesday’s event will present findings by the FuJu research team on Irish online news consumption. Minister for Communications Alex White will also be on hand to discuss recently launched media merger guidelines.

Discussion panels on subjects such as media plurality and new journalism are also on the schedule with heavyweight speakers.

They include director of the Reuters Institute Dr David Levy, Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan, Storyful founder Mark Little, FuJu director Dr Jane Suiter, Observer editor John Mulholland, NUI media law lecturer Marie McGonagle, Reported.ly managing editor Malachy Browne and Trinity Mirror digital innovation editor Alison Gow.