Who is Hugh O’Connell?

Hugh TheJournal.ie May 2013I am the Political Editor of TheJournal.ie, an Irish-based news website. I am responsible for overseeing and developing the publication’s political coverage. Previously, I have worked as staff journalist writing about current affairs, politics, the media, popular culture and a whole lot more.

I also occasionally lecture in journalism, particularly online journalism and act as senior editor for JMU Journalism as well as writing occasional posts for the Liverpool Post and Echo’s Dale Street Associates blog. 

I have previously worked as an assistant producer with BBC Radio 4, a moderator with FIFA.com, and a researcher with Newstalk radio and BBC Radio Merseyside.

I have also written and blogged for Mercury Press AgencyClick Liverpool, the Kildare NationalistSkyNews.com and the Daily Voice newspaper in South Africa. 

I hold a BA First Class Honours degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University and wrote my dissertation on the local alternative newspaper movement in the UK during the 1970s. If you’re interested, you can read it here

My research interests include Irish, UK and US politics; world affairs; consumer affairs; social media; media; the Hillsborough disaster; local alternative newspapers; and I know a thing or two about football, particularly Liverpool FC.

You can get in touch for stories, hints, advice or anything else via email: oconnell.hugh@gmail.com or Twitter: @oconnellhugh

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