Fintan O'Toole investigates why British tabloids sell so well in Ireland.
- Title British Tabloids Irish Readers
- 1st Broadcast 14/05/1985
- ContributorFintan O'Toole (Reporter)
Richard Kearney (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:14:29
- Material Type Video
- Series title Slants
- Clip title British Tabloids Irish Readers
- Extended description
Fintan O'Toole investigates why British tabloids sell so well in Ireland. He speaks to Derek Jameson, who tells him that the Irish love sensation as much as the British. Jameson, who edited the Irish edition of 'The Daily Mirror', says that the Irish newspapers are parochial, boring and provincial and have nothing in common with the masses. Tabloids bring colour and excitement into people's lives.
Outside at a newspaper stand, a number of Irish readers talk about why they like the British tabloids: for sport, soap operas and because they're cheaper than the Irish newspapers.
O'Toole also speaks to Ron McKay of 'Media Week' and Eamonn McCann, journalist with 'The Sunday World'. McCann thinks that there is a lot of drivel in tabloids and while you can publish serious journalism in them as well, its harder to get these stories across when they're sitting by stories about people like Elizabeth Taylor.
'Slants' was a series about the media presented by Richard Kearney and Fintan O'Toole and broadcast in 1985 and 1986.
The report here is from the first 'Slants' programme and was broadcast 14 May 1985.
- Local keywords Newspapers, Media, Journalists, Tabloids, Derek Jameson, Ron McKay, Eamonn McCann
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1985
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier P184/00085
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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