Sunday, February 1, 2009

About me and my blog

Hi, my name is Abby and this is my blog. I am currently a 21 year old college student located in Florida, U.S.A. At school I am studying communciations. The main topic of my blog is how the media in Ireland differs from the media here in the United States. Throughout this blog I will compare and contrast the two medias and I will provide examples. Feel free to comment!

One of the largest newspapers in Ireland is the Irish Independent. It publishes 14 regional papers, 5 national papers, one magazine and two freesheets. To access this website online, log onto It is Ireland's top online news portal.

RTE is Irelands national television and radio broadcaster. In mid to late 2009 RTE is going digital. They will be providing DTT which is Digital Terrestrial Television.

Ashville Media Group is Ireland's most successful print organizations. It provides over 100 publications including magazines, annual reports, diaries, newsletters, brochures and e-zines. I was thinking the same thing, what the heck is an e-zine? An e-zine stands for an electronic magazine. According to Wikipedia, an e-zine is a publication sent through email.