Archive for May, 2006

Non-traditional students in US colleges

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

An interesting article in the NYT about non-traditional students, specifically those who have not officially graduated from high-school, though unfortunately framed as a "should they really be allowed in/ allowed to get financial aid?" issue. Somewhat informative nonetheless.

An Teanga ar an raidio

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Foinse reports a survey of independent radio stations in Ireland that reveals a great reluctance to consider integrating the Irish language into their schedules:Bhí stáisiúin a mhaígh nach raibh dóthain áiseanna Gaeilge nó daoine le Gaeilge ar fáil le fiú a ndualgaisí faoin gceadúnas a chomhlíonadh

iTrips to be legalized in Ireland

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Word from Comreg via Openspectrum and the Sunday Business Post is that a new European standard may soon legalize the use of iTrip-style devices in Ireland (and presumably elsewhere in Europe). Given that this new European standard will presumably be custom-crafted for micro-transmitters, I wonder how it will compare to ...

RTE radio schedules to change

Friday, May 26th, 2006

RTÉ has announced significant changes to its afternoon and evening radio schedules on both Radio One and 2FM. It seems that staff are concerned at some of the changes, and I'm not too surprised. First, certain well-liked shows, such as the Mystery Train, are being cut, which always leads to audience ...

Charities as political campaigns

Friday, May 26th, 2006

An interesting piece in the Irish Times of the policy currently being followed by RTÉ regarding political advertisements - specifically their interpretation of how the ban on such ads is to be applied to charities.

Web 2.1…

Friday, May 26th, 2006 my solution to this problem - the hype of of the joined-up internet, without the intellectual property craziness.

Podcasting and minority languages

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Conn reiterates his belief that podcasting is more significant for, and faces better prospects in, minority languages.

Media scholar Carey has died

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

James Carey, former dean of the College of Communications at the University of Illinois, has died. He was perhaps best known for his enunciation of the ritual model of communication, which he posited against the transmission model. I've only had one opportunity to see Carey speak, as he left the ICR ...

Shell appeals court judgement in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

From InterWorldRadio:The oil company Shell has appealed against a Nigerian court order to pay one and half billion dollars to the Ijaw community in Nigeria. The fine is intended to compensate for environmental damage. Nigeria's oil output has been cut by about 25 per cent after a series of ...

What’s wrong with this picture?

Monday, May 15th, 2006

From tomorrow's Irish Times:Hospitals should look at the possibility of charging families the full cost of caring for their elderly relatives in acute hospital beds where these families have "blocked" the discharge of their relatives from hospital, according to an unpublished report commissioned by the Health Service Executive, writes Eithne ...