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DCU talk on Social Media & Journalism

Helen Shaw gives talk at DCU Seminar on Social Media and Journalism. The seminar, hosted by the School of Communications, addressed the broad theme 'Is social media good for journalism?' Principal speaker was Prof James Curran, Director, Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, London, and co-author of 'Misunderstanding the Internet', who spoke on the topic ' Reassessing the Impact of the Internet'.

Other speakers: Suzy Byrne, blogger, mamanpoulet.com Susan Daly, Editor, thejournal.ie Noirin Hegarty, Editor, independent.ie Hugh Linehan, Editor, irishtimes.com Lisa Pereira, Studio and Web Producer, Morning Ireland Kate Shanahan, Lecturer in Journalism, DIT Helen Shaw, athenamedia.ie Gavin Sheridan, blogger, thestory.ie, and Innovation Director, storyful.com.

Chair: John O'Sullivan, DCU School of Communications