Media is a sector undergoing extremely rapid change, the internet is changing where people read and watch, how it is paid for and the careers of those creating the content. Many roles in this sector are fast paced, working to get news and video online as quickly as possible. But if you work in television or publishing you’ll be working on longer term projects, helping craft a show or book from idea to completion.
Despite its profile, the Irish film industry is very small, this means building a career in the sector can be very tough. The internet is also changing TV rapidly. Many people now consume shows on demand and online. For younger generations this is the primary way of consuming tv.
Careers involved in the area of publishing involve far more than just the author. There are many book publishers in Ireland, ranging from mass market publishers to speciality publishers.
The biggest employers of journalists in Ireland are local and national newspapers, TV stations and radio, but the fastest growing source of journalism employment are online only news organisations.
The internet means anyone can buy a microphone and record a show with their friends in their own home and post the podcast online. This has resulted in an explosion of new shows on a variety of topics.