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Launched by Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times on 25 September 2007 at DCU.
Mapping Irish Media: Critical Explorations, edited by John Horgan, Barbara O’Connor and Helena Sheehan, surveys a wide field of Irish media studies within the context of global media studies. It was recently published by University College Dublin Press with most chapters written by academics in the School of Communication at Dublin City University. It is divided into three sections: production, representation and reception, although analyses cross-cut these boundaries. Chapters deal with such topics as political economy of Irish print and broadcast media, film policy, internet, reporting of crime, war and peace, science and technology, masculinity, television drama, reality television. For more information: http://www.ucdpress.ie/ucdpress/display.asp?isb=9781904558835&