Fergal Quinn

Lecturer BA, MA, PhD

 
researcher

Biography

Fergal Quinn joined UL as Lecturer in Journalism in 2014. He worked for over a decade as a print and multimedia journalist with RT…, The Cambodia Daily, The Irish Times, Longford Leader and The Roscommon Herald and completed his doctorate with Dublin City University.

He recently co-edited a special edition of Critical Discourse Studies: "Journalism and Inequality" and leads the newly launched MA in Journalism, Sport in UL.




Research Interests

Research interests include: 
- journalism ethics
-representation of minorities and societal inequality in journalism output
- comparative models of journalism practices and journalism discourses, particularly intermedia ones
- journalism training, particularly in developing world and post-conflict environments
- developments in digital media and implications for journalism practice

                                                                                                                   

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2018 'Cambodia and the United Nations 1980-2000 (and beyond)'
Quinn, Fergal and Doyle, Kevin (2018) 'Cambodia and the United Nations 1980-2000 (and beyond)' In: Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2019 'Her Name was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide'
Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast, Audrey Galvin (2019) 'Her Name was Clodagh: Twitter and the News Discourse of Murder Suicide'. Critical Discourse Studies, :1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality'
Silke, Henry; Quinn, Fergal; Rieder, Maria (2019) 'Telling the truth about power? Journalism discourses and the facilitation of inequality'. Critical Discourse Studies, :1-7 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Discourses of tragedy: a comparative corpus- based study of newspaper reportage of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire'
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine (2019) 'Discourses of tragedy: a comparative corpus- based study of newspaper reportage of the Berkeley balcony collapse and Carrickmines fire'. Critical Discourse Studies, :1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Failing to Prepare? Journalism Ethics Education in the Developing World: The Case of Cambodia'
Fergal Quinn (2018) 'Failing to Prepare? Journalism Ethics Education in the Developing World: The Case of Cambodia'. Journal of Media Ethics, 33 (2):50-65 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Communication, Media and Journalism research group
Fergal Quinn, Muireann Prendergast & Audrey Galvin (2019) Twitter and the news discourse of murder suicide Communication, Media and Journalism research group [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 10 years of Journalism at University of Limerick,
Fergal Quinn (2019) Panel member of discussion: Journalism, Discourse and Power. [Session Organiser], 10 years of Journalism at University of Limerick, University of Limerick [Details]
2017 SAI Annual Conference, 2017,
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine (2017) Discourse of tragedy: The language of media reportage on tragic events. [Invited Oral Presentation], SAI Annual Conference, 2017, Ulster University, Belfast , 05-MAY-17 - 07-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 Critical Media Literacy: Who needs it,
Quinn, Fergal & Vaughan, Elaine (2017) The space between us: How journalistic reporting on tragic events mirrors and magnifies societal prejudice against minorities. [Invited Oral Presentation], Critical Media Literacy: Who needs it, Dublin Institute of Technology , 21-OCT-17 - 21-OCT-17 [Details]
2016 IAMCR Annual conference 2016,
Quinn, Fergal (2016) Democratic deficit: How ideas about democracy interact with journalism teaching in a developing world context and the implications of this for journalism practice. [Invited Oral Presentation], IAMCR Annual conference 2016, University of Leicester , 26-JUL-16 - 30-JUL-16 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2018 Book review: Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman & Elanie Steyn (eds.) (2018). Critical Perspectives on Journalistsí Beliefs and Actions. Global Experiences. London: Routledge.
Fergal Quinn (2018) Book review: Eric Freedman, Robyn S. Goodman & Elanie Steyn (eds.) (2018). Critical Perspectives on Journalistsí Beliefs and Actions. Global Experiences. London: Routledge. Poland: Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2017 Tech giants who profit from fake news must face their responsibility.
Fergal Quinn (2017) Tech giants who profit from fake news must face their responsibility. National Newspaper: Newspaper Articles [Details]
2017 The free press is under attack in Cambodia, and we should be paying attention.
Fergal Quinn (2017) The free press is under attack in Cambodia, and we should be paying attention. Cork: Newspaper Articles [DOI] [Details]
2017 In a blizzard of nonsense, truth can still Trump falsehood.
Quinn, Fergal (2017) In a blizzard of nonsense, truth can still Trump falsehood. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2019 Language, power and media coverage of minorities.
Fergal Quinn & Elaine Vaughan (2019) Language, power and media coverage of minorities. Ireland: Online Multimedia [DOI] [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Centre for Applied Language Studies Member 01-SEP-16 / 22-NOV-17

Teaching Interests

Broadcast journalism
Radio journalism
TV journalism
Multimedia journalism
Media ethics
Writing and reporting
Writing for media

Modules Taught

Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2017 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism JM5061
2017 Advanced Broadcast Journalism JM4007BA in Journalism and New Media
2017 Advanced practical Journalism JM5082MA in Journalism
2017 Introduction to Radio Journalism JM4013