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    Times tables.

    By Gerard Cunningham For internet companies, UX is an integral part of the product. Done well, it’s invisible. The interplay of icons, taps and swiping actions on a smartphone screen. Point and click have been desktop metaphors on computers since the 1984 Macintosh introduced the world to graphical screens. Amazon one-click purchase is the exemplar. […]

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    RTÉ refuses Village O’ Brien ad

    Correspondence between Village‘s editor and RTÉ’s ad-clearance Department   Editor <editor@villagemagazine.ie> 5 Jun to Hi I hope all is  well with you. Can we please get this running as soon as possible on Radio 1 (I presume is ok!) and what slots are available? Village magazine, the only Irish-owned journal to publish  Catherine Murphy’s Dail  […]

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    Sophisticated but will not pay

    By Gerard Cunningham The Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2015 for Ireland gives an effective overview of who learns what where, here. The report describes Ireland as “a broadly engaged audience who are digitally immersed but with a substantial allegiance to traditional sources.” The report is produced in association with Dublin City University’s Institute for […]

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    Never read the comments

    By Gerard Cunningham It’s one of the first pieces of advice journalists share about their online work, and perhaps an adage that someone ought to have passed to Labour senator Lorraine Higgins. Higgins is the sponsor of one of two private members bills before the Oireachtas at the moment, each seeking to deal with “cyberbullying” […]

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    John Murray goes quiet

    By Gerard Cunningham After five years John Murray would no longer be presenting his Radio 1 weekday morning show, from Friday 3 July. “The John Murray Show will come to a close”, the RTÉ statement stated simply. Brendan O’Connor would be taking over for July. Further details followed. Murray would return to Radio 1 in […]

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    Confessions of a Broadsheet addict

    Oh Broadsheet.ie! Where did you come from and why do I flit to you so reflexively? Why are the newspapers, which you for some reason call “De Newspapers”, suddenly so full of you? You are George Orwell for our Irish age. No concern needed, these post-modern days, to secure the “hearing” that motivated him: with […]

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    DABbling unpaid

    By Gerard Cunningham Trade unions within RTÉ are planning to challenge the broadcaster’s practice of using unpaid labour to keep its digital audio broadcasting (DAB) digital channels in operation, it has emerged. Radio communications manager Maureen Catterson has confirmed that 44 volunteers are currently rostered to produce content at a variety of locations for the […]

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