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Dr Mark O'Brien

School of Communications

Name: Dr Mark O'Brien
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 8452
Email Address: mark.obrien@dcu.ie
Room: GLA. C145F
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

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Website: http://www.markobrien.ie

 

Biographical Details

Mark O'Brien is senior lecturer in journalism studies and political  communication with specific interests in journalism history, crime journalism,  religious affairs journalism, and media and politics in Ireland. He has recently completed the first historical survey of journalism in twentieth century Ireland - 'The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth Century Ireland' (Manchester University Press, 2017). For several years he was academic director of the Boston University Dublin Program and is a former visiting scholar at Boston University. He is a co-founder and former chairperson of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland. He chairs the advisory board of the Media History Collection, part of DCU's Irish Modern Archives Research Centre. On twitter he is @DCUmediahist

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