Brain Kerr

Wrote this for the Indo:   Miranda Kerr knows a thing or two about marriage. This is partly because the 34 year old model has been married twice, firstly to Orlando Bloom, and now to the world’s youngest billionaire, Evan Spiegel, head honcho of Snapchat, AKA the biggest threat to today’s youth since cooties. In […]

PR eschewing

Few people have any real idea what public relations actually entails. I certainly didn’t until I managed to blag my way into a summer internship in a high-profile firm in 2001. It was a great experience – it was a well-established Dublin-based company that mostly dealt with luxury brands and business-to-consumer stuff. It was also […]

Local news is not a scalable model, but rather it is a public good. It is vital, therefore, that solutions are found to save local newspapers. The consequences for local communities if their local newspapers disappear are profound: less local news will be reported, few courts will be covered, and local government will not be […]

Print and Be Damned is being billed as “the hidden history of Irish newspapers”; it’s hardly that. Anyone who’s worked in the Irish print media over the past few decades is acutely aware of its failure to unearth the political corruption and clerical abuse happening right under its nose. Evening Herald review of new TV3 […]