Breandán Delap

Ar an taifead – fís, fuaim, focal

Revised edition of this Irish language guide to the media. New features include a discuss of recent developments in the sector, the new media and a discussion on editorial matters.

20.00 15.00

Product ID: 821 ISBN: 978-1-907494-26-0 Categories: , , , , , ,

A revised edition of the original which is widely used in Irish language training courses about the media and communications.

The new edition takes into account the major changes and developments which have occurred in the sector since 2007 and includes additional features such as guidance on editorial matters and a comprehensive discussion of the new media.

Weight 580 g

Pól Ó Muirí, The Irish Times, 12/05/2012

Breandán Delap's book Ar an Taifead: Fís, Fuaim, Focal (Cois Life, €20) looks at another aspect of language use: that of the media. Delap, a senior journalist with Nuacht TG4 and an occasional contributor to this paper’s Irish columns, examines Irish-language print, broadcast and online journalism. It says much about the development in this area (or should that be arena?) that this is a new edition of a book originally published in 2007. A second issue of an Irish book is a rare enough thing, and it is not difficult to see why Delap’s book is in demand. His introduction and commentaries are pithy and informative while the short interviews provided by contributors (this reviewer has a small piece) offer a practical overview of what journalists do and the difficulties they face in providing information in a language not everyone – sometimes even those being interviewed – speaks.

Maitiú Ó Coimín,

"Chapters 7, 8 and 9 – which describe good journalistic practices in front of the court and in terms of libel and ethics – are a great facility to journalists young and old. In these chapters, guidelines and recommendations are layed down for various instances, with plenty of current examples, in understandable language while avoiding jargon as far as possible. This book should be on the shelves of every editor and journalist in the country even if only these hundred pages are read."

Full review available here

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