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Dr. Fergal Quinn

Biography

Fergal Quinn joined UL as Lecturer in Journalism in 2014. He worked for over a decade as a print and multimedia journalist with RTÉ, The Cambodia Daily, The Irish Times, Longford Leader and The Roscommon Herald and completed his doctorate with Dublin City University.

He recently co-edited a special edition of Critical Discourse Studies: "Journalism and Inequality" and leads the newly launched MA in Journalism, Sport in UL.




Research Interests

Research interests include:
- journalism ethics
-representation of minorities and societal inequality in journalism output
- comparative models of journalism practices and journalism discourses, particularly intermedia ones
- journalism training, particularly in developing world and post-conflict environments
- developments in digital media and implications for journalism practice



Teaching Interests

Broadcast journalism
Radio journalism
TV journalism
Multimedia journalism
Media ethics
Writing and reporting
Writing for media

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2016 Member, Centre for Applied Language Studies

Publications

Book Chapters

2018

Cambodia and the United Nations 1980-2000 (and beyond)
Quinn, Fergal and Doyle, Kevin
(2018) Cambodia and the United Nations 1980-2000 (and beyond)
In Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan pp. 177-209
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55532-8_8

Edited Books

2021

News Discourse and Power: Critical Perspectives on Journalism and Inequality
(2021) News Discourse and Power: Critical Perspectives on Journalism and Inequality
Silke, Henry, Quinn, Fergal and Rieder, Maria(Ed.) London : Routledge

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

An Examination of the Interaction of Democratic Ideals with Journalism Training Programmes in the Global South: The Case of Cambodia
Fergal Quinn
(2020) An Examination of the Interaction of Democratic Ideals with Journalism Training Programmes in the Global South: The Case of Cambodia
In Journalism and Media; pp. 159-176
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/journalmedia1010011

2020

Justice reframed? An analysis of Twitter and print media discourses on two sexual assault verdicts
Prendergast, Muireann; Quinn, Fergal
(2020) Justice reframed? An analysis of Twitter and print media discourses on two sexual assault verdicts
In Journalism Practice; pp. 1-20
DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1786436

2019

Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality
Silke, Henry; Quinn, Fergal; Rieder, Maria
(2019) Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality
In Critical Discourse Studies; pp. 1-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1568897

2019

Discourses of tragedy: a comparative corpus- based study of newspaper reportage of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine
(2019) Discourses of tragedy: a comparative corpus- based study of newspaper reportage of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire
In Critical Discourse Studies; pp. 1-18
DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2019.1568895

2019

Her Name was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide
Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast, Audrey Galvin
(2019) Her Name was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide
In Critical Discourse Studies; pp. 1-18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1568896

2018

Failing to Prepare? Journalism Ethics Education in the Developing World: The Case of Cambodia
Fergal Quinn
(2018) Failing to Prepare? Journalism Ethics Education in the Developing World: The Case of Cambodia
In Journal of Media Ethics ; London : pp. 50-65
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23736992.2018.1441031

Conference Publications

2019

Communication, Media and Journalism research group
Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast & Audrey Galvin
(2019) Communication, Media and Journalism research group

Conference Contributions

2020

IAMCR Tampere 2020
Quinn, Fergal
(2020) IAMCR Tampere 2020
Online

2019

#Resistance: Exploring digital resistance by marginalised groups
Prendergast, Muireann; Quinn, Fergal
(2019) #Resistance: Exploring digital resistance by marginalised groups
University of Leeds

2019

10 years of Journalism at University of Limerick
Fergal Quinn
(2019) 10 years of Journalism at University of Limerick
University of Limerick

2017

Critical Media Literacy: Who needs it
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine
(2017) Critical Media Literacy: Who needs it
Dublin Institute of Technology

2017

SAI Annual Conference, 2017
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine
(2017) SAI Annual Conference, 2017
Ulster University, Belfast

2016

IAMCR Annual conference 2016
Quinn, Fergal
(2016) IAMCR Annual conference 2016
University of Leicester

Encyclopedia Entrys

2020

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society: Cambodia
Quinn, Fergal
(2020) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society: Cambodia
Debra L Merskin(Ed.) Sage pp. 242-245
DOI: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519

2020

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society: Freedom of Information Act (US)
Quinn, Fergal
(2020) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society: Freedom of Information Act (US)
Debra L Merskin(Ed.) US : Sage pp. 652-655
DOI: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519

Editorials

2020

The high cost of health misinformation
Fergal Quinn
(2020) The high cost of health misinformation
Carroll, Jim(Ed.) RTE Brainstorm, Dublin : RTE
DOI: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/1019/1172478-the-high-cost-of-health-misinformation/

2017

Tech giants who profit from fake news must face their responsibility
Fergal Quinn
(2017) Tech giants who profit from fake news must face their responsibility
National Newspaper : Independent Newspapers

2017

In a blizzard of nonsense, truth can still Trump falsehood
Quinn, Fergal
(2017) In a blizzard of nonsense, truth can still Trump falsehood
Cork :

Online Multimedias

2019

Language, power and media coverage of minorities
Fergal Quinn & Elaine Vaughan
(2019) Language, power and media coverage of minorities
Jim Carroll(Ed.) Ireland : RTE.ie
DOI: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2019/0409/1041597-language-power-and-media-coverage-of-minorities/

Book Reviews

2018

Book review: Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman & Elanie Steyn (eds.) (2018). Critical Perspectives on Journalists' Beliefs and Actions. Global Experiences. London: Routledge
Fergal Quinn
(2018) Book review: Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman & Elanie Steyn (eds.) (2018). Critical Perspectives on Journalists' Beliefs and Actions. Global Experiences. London: Routledge
Prof. dr hab. Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska (University of Wrocław) - editor-in-chief Dr Michał Głowacki (University of Warsaw) Dr Dorota Piontek (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)(Ed.) Poland : Central European Journal of Communication, Polish Communication Association pp. 225-228
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19195/1899-5101.11.2(21).8