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Dr. Fergal Quinn


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


  • 2016 Member, Centre for Applied Language Studies


Book Chapter


Cambodia and the United Nations 1980-2000 (and beyond)
Quinn, Fergal and Doyle, Kevin
Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000 DOI:

Conference Contribution


IAMCR Tampere 2020
Quinn, Fergal


SAI Annual Conference, 2017
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine


Critical Media Literacy: Who needs it
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine


Conference Publication


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

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal


Her Name was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide
Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast, Audrey Galvin
Critical Discourse Studies DOI: