This site is under construction, please browse at your leisure. So far the links above all feature news content. This will be updated daily.
Since I have little experience building a blog what you are looking at is the bare bones. The design of the website will change. Operational reasons and time constraints necessitate I forego design, focusing instead on ‘content’.
Much of the functionality you would also expect with a professional blog is here absent. Again, due to my inexperience with blogs I have focused instead on proficiency with the equipment involved in capturing multi-media news footage.
The camera used for capturing images is courtesy of David O’Callaghan of DCU’s photography lab, a Nikon D40x.
The moving images featured are captured by a small Samsung Digimax i6, basically a camera with a video feature. This camera is perfect for capturing video footage suitable for upload to You Tube and has seen the arrival and departure of Bertie Ahern and Celia Larkin to the Tribunal (all featured herein) to answer questions pertaining to corruption.
My thanks also to the members of the public gallery who engaged me in conversation about proceedings and provided invaluable insight and some interesting opinions.
This site contains multi-media news content on the Mahon Tribunal
My thesis proposal in a nut-shell is to create a multi-media news resource on a story of note.The Tribunal of Inquiry into Certain Planning & Payments represented a unique opportunity for me to prove some theories that have developed as a result of my three year BA undergrad course in journalism.
This site is for all intents and purposes is a ‘news-blog’. A web-log has specific characteristics, it is thought to be informal, a catalogue of personal thoughts. It also provides a feature to post a comment on the blog entry, so that readers of the blog can contribute and involve themselves in its subject matter.
The news content, ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily the opinions of the host of this website.
Content should endeavour to adhere to the NUJ’s code of practice in providing accurate media content on proceedings at the Tribunal
Respecting other people’s privacy is paramount, however my mandate is to report proceedings at the tribunal, this includes those who attend with audio, photographic and video media. Since there is no opportunity for the use of such devices within its halls, I record their arrival and departure at the Tribunal.
I shall at all times excercise the utmost respect for the individual’s privacy and will remedy justified requests to remove material*.
waiver of liability.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on this web site, CitiZenJon assumes no responsibility for and gives no guarantees, undertakings or warranties as to the accuracy, content or up-to-date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions.
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