The Irish Newspaper Industry


#930

Hmm. Not cookie-driven, then? What are they doing?


#931

Copying and googling the title of the article and clicking on the link from the results page works for me. 8)


#932

too much effort for a low effort column! this is the push I need to stop wasting time on it


#933

Incognito in Chrome on a laptop works fine for me. You get your 10 free articles, it blocks you, you close the incognito tab and open a new one and start afresh.

But it’s true, erecting an obstacle has only underlined being able to do without the IT. Sometimes I simply don’t bother opening an incognito tab alongside normal Chrome, I just move on


#934

For me it says something different I think to the hitting the free article limit. Looks like they’re paywalling this regardless of the free limit.

“You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.”

Is F’OT really in such demand?


#935

tried that… not working for me all other pieces are


#936

I’m a paying IT subscriber, but I can’t remember the last time I read one of his pieces.


#937

This article is paywalled. Nothing to do with cookies or browser fingerprinting etc. You get taken straight to the login page no matter what.

Embarrassed to say it took me 10 mins of dicking around with various browsers, cookies, local storage, and VPNs to figure out it was the article and not a supernaturally smart paywall that get flagging me.


#938

REPORT ON THE CONCENTRATION OF MEDIA OWNERSHIP IN IRELAND, An independent report.

The Press Release.

Not being reported by RTE or INM, but thankfully it’s getting some coverage in the Irish Examiner and throughout the UK.


#939

Wasn’t paying massive attention but pretty sure this was on drivetime yesterday.


#940

Vincent Brown gave the 1st half of his show last night to this


#941

No sign of it anywhere on the RTE.ie website, news or business sections.


#942

Why some papers are ignoring a report on Irish media., - The Irish Times.


#943

This gets infinitely more airtime than a report on concentration in any other sector of the economy.

The contract cleaning industry probably employs as many people as do newspapers in Ireland. How concentrated is the contract cleaning industry? I haven’t a clue. No journalist has written about it in the recent past from what I can tell.

It’s just journalists navel-gazing.


#944

Can the contract cleaning industry help to swing an election with headlines like “payback time”


#945

I have no idea.

There has been a popular narrative (propogated by journalists who don’t work for INM) that this ‘tipped’ the 1997 GE.

There is zero evidence for this. I have always thought of it as an interesting artifact of journalists’ belief in their own importance.


#946

Yeah, when Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen were having secret meetings with Tony O’Reilly in advance of the 2007 General Election they were probably actually just discussing ways to tackle monopolies within the contract cleaning industry?

Oh and whatever happened to the Moriarty Tribunal findings? That was…er… “cleaned up” too?


18 months ago now…


#947

You haven’t lived in the company of those who said “it’s in de paper, it must be true”.


#948

My grandparents bought the Irish Press and voted for Haughey, so yes I have.

None of us are without our cognitive biases.


#949

I see the Indo.ie is making readers register/sign in to read Opinion pieces