All posts by Pam O'Brien

Founder of the Youth Media Team.

Interview with Taragh Loughrey Grant

Anna, Amy (and Lorcan on camera :)) interviewed Taragh Loughrey Grant from RTE at the School Digital Champion showcase. Taragh spoke about her work as the Digital Editor for Lifestyle for RTE, which involves looking after the Lifestyle section of the RTE website and the RTE NewsNow app, looking after the RTE social media accounts, presenting a parenting series, a podcats called the Hourglass Series and so much more!! She shared the opportunities that mobile journalism provides and spoke to us about how important it is for us to have female role models in STEM. Finally she shared some of her role models who include Countess Markievicz, Aine Lawwlor, Rachel English, Audrey Carville, Claire Byrne to name but a few! Taragh’s enthusiasm was infectious!

Anna and Amy
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Interview with Minister Denis Naughten

Amy, Anna and Lorcan did a phone interview with Minister Denis Naughten on the way home home from the School Digital Champion showcase. The Minister spoke about the need for the School Digital Champion Programme and why it is important for schools to get involved. He also spoke about why this is an important initiative for the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in collaboration with the Department of Education and Skills. He finally shared his thoughts on the projects showcased today.

We are really grateful to the Minister for taking time out of his busy schedule this evening to give us an interview when time didn’t allow it earlier today.

Amy, Anna and Lorcan
Youth Media Team

Interview with Elizabeth Treacy

Elizabeth Treacy did a session about the new Junior Cycle and how it gives teachers a new opportunity to listen to the student voice via the medium of project work.She also talked about how she used green screens in the classroom and why student voices are important and how digital technology supprted student voice.

Listen below..

Denis and Charis
Youth Media Team

Interview with Roy Mitchell from the PDST

Lorcan and Amy interviewed Roy Mitchell from the PDST,

He told us a little bit about his workshop he was running on the Digital Learning Framework. He also spoke about the schools pilot program and digital tools that could be used in school to support effective learning. We also spoke about the work of webwise and the dangers of the internet for young students

Listen below…

Amy and Lorcan

Youth Media Team

Interview with Barney Brown

Amy and Denis spoke to Barney Brown. He is the head of Digital Communications at Cambridge University. In his Keynote he talked about the many different ways Cambridge use social platforms to spread the message and encourage people to apply. This include platforms like Instagram and Youtube. We asked him about which platforms he felt were most effective. We also found out about his involvement in the Intercontinental Music Lab and asked about how they reached this idea and what it entails.m mdiw

-Denis and Amy
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Interviews at Breifne College

Today in Breifne College Pam worked with a group of TY students who became part of the Youth Media Team.

Kate and Katie interviewed Balazs, Jamie and Marta about the sports activities in TY.

Sean and Sinead interviewed Cailin and Darina about their LGBT project.

Shannon and Melissa interviewd Darragh, Munasib and Laura about their trip to the Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick a Rede rope bridge (and surfing :)).

Robyn and Vera interviewed Laura, Sarah and Stefanie about thir trip to Butler’s Chocolate Factory.

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TY class in Briefne College
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YMT speaks with Jim Mullin – The LĂ©argas Executive Director @LeargasForum

Jim Mullin is the Executive Director of Leargas. He has worked in Leargas to try to encourage teenagers to become more politically-active and culturally aware. Susan and Heather had the chance to interview him. He talked about the mission of Leargas and their strategies for it’s future.

Listen to “Interview with Jim Mullin, Leargas Executive Director” on Spreaker.

Susan and Heather
Youth Media Team

YMT speaks with Ursula Halligan – Journalist @LeargasForum

Ursula Halligan chaired the discussion with the panel members at the Leargas Forum. Until recently she was the political editor of TV3. She is a very successful with many notable credits. Hannah and Wiktoria had the opportunity to interview. They asked about advice for aspiring journalists. If you want to know more, listen to the podcast.

Listen to “Interview with Ursula Halligan” on Spreaker.

Hannah and Wiktoria
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