Interview with Christine Costello, Student and Freelance Music Journalist

Christine Costelloe is a Digital Youth Council alumni and an aspiring journalist. Lorcan interviewed her to get an insight into how and why she came to be at MoJoCon. Christine has already published a number of articles as she is a freelance music journalist. Christine   was delighted with what she learned at MoJoCon and is planning to study journalism and new media after her Leaving Certificate.


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Interview at MoJoCon with Róisín Ní Thomain / Agallamh le Róisín Ní Thomain ag MoJoCon

Lorcan decided to brave it for the next interview at MoJoCon and interviewed Róisín Ní Thomain through Irish. Róisín is a MoJo working through Irish and English and has worked with BT Young Scientist and is the presenter of the upcoming four-part series Sisters of Science.
Chinn Lorcan a bheith cróga agus rinne sé agallamh le Róisín Ni Thomain trí ghaeilge. Is iriseoir í Róisín ag obair trí Ghaeilge agus trí Bhéarla. Tá clár nua ag teacht uaithi: Deirfiúracha na hEolaíochta ar RTÉ1.

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Interview at MoJoCon with AnneMarie Tomchak

Anne Marie Tomchak is one of Lorcan’s journalism heroes as she is the UK editor of Mashable. He asked her how and why she got involved in journalism and how mobile technology has changed the work of the journalist. She talked to us about her documentary for Science Week 2016 ‘Cloud Control’ which was about our digital footprint and how we share our personal data. As one of Silicon Republic’s Sci/Tech Top 100 it was also interesting to hear how she felt science and technology would impact on society over the next five years.

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Interview at MoJoCon with Mark Little

Lorcan was really delighted to get an interview with Mark Little as he has really shown what you can do with journalism and social media. He asked him about how journalism has changed since he began his career and why he chose to leave RTÉ to set up his own company.  It was interesting to hear the process of verifying news stories and how social media is changing how journalists work. Mark was part of a great session at MoJoCon Fringe about being a mobile media entrepreneur.

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Interview at MoJoCon with Cian McCormack RTE

Lorcan’s first interview at MoJoCon was with fellow Tipperary man Cian McCormack who is a journalist in RTÉ. Before the interview even started Cian gave him some great tips for audio interviews and really helped himto get the most from MoJoCon. We discussed how he came to be a journalist and the advantages of mobile journalism. We talked about both his difficult stories and the most rewarding stories he had done in his career. Lorcan also asked him about his favourite piece of work. During the interview he gave us a great insight into one of his latest ‘packages’- the story of twin boys in Wicklow with twin lambs raising money for charity. Cian felt that there will always be a place for journalism in our world but having a good story is key.

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