What are the financial and political pressures placed on newspaper editors in Ireland in 1971?
- Title Newspapers
- 1st Broadcast 09/06/1971
- ContributorPatrick Gallagher (Reporter)
John Williams (Director)
- Clip Duration 00:07:51
- Material Type Video
- Series title Report
- Clip title The Business of Newspapers
- Extended description
According to reporter Patrick Gallagher, the Irish read more newspapers per capita than almost any other society in the world. While this makes for a well-informed society, it also means that newspapers are in competition with each other for survival.
Three Dublin-based news groups provide the Republic of Ireland with five daily newspapers, while Cork also has its own. The Irish Independent is the wealthiest group.
'The Irish Press' was set up by Éamon de Valera and was largely funded by Fianna Fáil supporters. His son Vivion de Valera, who is Controlling Director and Editor-in-Chief, talks about the newspaper's background and development. He argues that 'The Irish Press' offers a different voice as opposed to solely representing the views of Fianna Fáil.
'Irish Times' editor Douglas Gageby talks about the political agenda of newspapers and how the government has attempted to influence the editorial policy of both print and television media. He argues that the journalist's role is to report the news and not to make it up. He is in favour of offering minorities a voice in the world of print media.
This episode of 'Report' looks at the newspaper industry and finds that while newspapers provide an accurate mirror-image of the community editorially, some of them do face a financial crisis which may result in big changes within news media organisations. It was produced and directed by John Williams.
'Report' was a series of filmed reports about aspects of contemporary Ireland, presented by Patrick Gallager. It was first broadcast on 15 October 1970.
- Local keywords Communications, Print Media, Irish Independent, The Irish Press, Fianna Fail, The Irish Times, Douglas Gageby, Éamon de Valera, Politics, Newspapers, Media, Vivion de Valera
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1971
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P362/00071
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Broadcast - 29/09/1992
Clip Length - 00:03:49
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Clip Length - 00:01:13
The Business of Newspapers
Broadcast - 09/06/1971
Clip Length - 00:07:51
What do the papers say?
Production Year - 1971
Contributor - Patrick Gallagher