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Dr Colm Murphy lectures in media law, investigative journalism, journalism practice and interactive journalism. He has won several national awards for journalism and written a number of investigative documentaries which topped the ratings on Irish television.The University's MA Journalism, on which he teaches on, was rated best performing accredited National Council for the Training of Journalists course in the UK in 2009. He writes for The Sunday Times and Timesonline and is a regular contributor to television and radio programmes in the UK and Ireland.In the University he is responsible for links between industry and the School of Media, Film and Journalism in research, short courses and curriculum development. He has degrees in finance, a masters' in interactive media and postgraduate qualifications in European law, planning law and higher education teaching.Professional AffiliationsAssociation for Journalism Education and the International Association for Media and Communications Research.

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Research Output 2001 2015

Open Access
need development
interactive media

FOI in Northern Ireland: Wide ranging FOI requests, sent in by lazy journalists, who will not do any work!

Murphy, C., 30 Sep 2014, FOI 10 years on: freedom fighting or lazy journalism?. p. 161-165

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


McNae's Essential Law for Journalists - 22nd edition

Murphy, C. & Rowntree, M., 30 Oct 2014, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists. p. 428-432

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

media law
court reporting