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Media, Politics and Young People (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2017, June). Media, Politics and Young People. Presented at Association for Media Education Scotland - Annual Conference, Edinburgh

This keynote address reflected on the importance of young people in Scottish education being aware of the vital role the media plays in their lives; Asks how they can engage with it positively; And argues that inclusiveness is vital to connect and le... Read More about Media, Politics and Young People.

Press Scrutiny and the Proposals for Security and Intelligence in an Independent Scotland. (2017)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2017). Press Scrutiny and the Proposals for Security and Intelligence in an Independent Scotland. In Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics (179-201). Open Book Publishers. https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0078

This chapter examines the scrutiny by the press in Scotland and the wider UK, before, during and after the publication of issues related to the proposals presented in the Scottish Government’s independence White Paper Scotland’s Future in Novem... Read More about Press Scrutiny and the Proposals for Security and Intelligence in an Independent Scotland..

Investigative Journalism post-print: Dead as a dodo or alive and kicking? (2016)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2016). Investigative Journalism post-print: Dead as a dodo or alive and kicking?. In Last Words: How can journalism survive the decline of print?. abramis

As print journalism sales in the UK continue to slide downwards, this chapter examines the state of investigative journalism, in both qualitative and quantitative terms.

Do we still follow the money? Or everything else? (2016)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2016, June). Do we still follow the money? Or everything else?. Paper presented at Association for Journalism Education Summer Conference 2016, University of Newcastle, London Campus

This presentation examined the current state of investigative journalism approaches and techniques in the UK and international media and reflected on their links to current teaching of the genre in the UK HEI sector.

Where was the scrutiny? An overview of the media coverage of the Scottish Government’s White Paper proposals on national security (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2015, October). Where was the scrutiny? An overview of the media coverage of the Scottish Government’s White Paper proposals on national security. Presented at Centre for Security Research (CeSeR) launch conference: The Future of Security Research: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Edinburgh

This paper examined in detail the Scottish Government's White Paper for Independence proposals on Intelligence and Security matters and examined the scrutiny (or lack thereof) in the UK media of them.

Is anybody there?: an assessment of investigative journalism in the UK's Local Press. (2012)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2012). Is anybody there?: an assessment of investigative journalism in the UK's Local Press. In What Do We Mean by Local? Grassroots Journalism: Its Death and Rebirth, (166-173)

Investigative Journalism as a genre within the UK's local press has always faced challenges and pressures. This chapter assesses where this mode of reporting currently stands in the local sector in 2013 and analyses whether new funding streams need t... Read More about Is anybody there?: an assessment of investigative journalism in the UK's Local Press..

Shared roots: Investigative Journalism and Miscarriages of Justice (2012)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2012, March). Shared roots: Investigative Journalism and Miscarriages of Justice. Paper presented at Innocence Network UK (INUK) Symposium on the Reform of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), London

This paper looked at the deep historical shared roots between investigative journalists and those in the legal profession who seek to challenge alleged miscarriages of justice.

'"Am currently in Misrata...": Assessing the impact of the work and death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington.' (2011)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2011). '"Am currently in Misrata...": Assessing the impact of the work and death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington.'. In Mirage in the Desert: Reporting the Arab Springabramis

This chapter assesses the work of visionary photojournalist Tim Hetherington, a British citizen who lived and worked in the USA, who was killed by shrapnel in the Libyan city of Misrata on April 20th 2011. The author examines the education, career an... Read More about '"Am currently in Misrata...": Assessing the impact of the work and death of photojournalist Tim Hetherington.'.

Have I Broken the Law? (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2011, October). Have I Broken the Law?. Paper presented at ‘Hackgate and its implications for communication ethics, investigative journalism and media regulation’. The annual conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics, London, UK

This conference paper analysed the complex laws surrounding investigative journalism in the UK and challenged some of the orthodox views surrounding practices and techniques journalists have to sometimes employ.

Digging Deeper: Reflecting on the Development and Teaching of Investigative Journalism in a University Setting in the United Kingdom (2011)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2011). Digging Deeper: Reflecting on the Development and Teaching of Investigative Journalism in a University Setting in the United Kingdom. In Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive? (291-307). abramis

This chapter examined the status of investigative journalism in the UK, including work being done in the independent and online sectors.

Using Investigative Journalism Techniques in Miscarriage of Justice Cases’ (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2011, March). Using Investigative Journalism Techniques in Miscarriage of Justice Cases’. Paper presented at Innocence Network UK Annual Training Conference, London

This paper outlined a blueprint for lawyers and other professionals, in how investigative journalism practices can be used in their own case studies.

Using the Media (2010)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, E. (2010). Using the Media. In Claims of Innocence: An Introduction to wrongful convictions and how they might be challenged (65-69). Bristol University Press

This chapter discusses the process of engaging with the media in a reported miscarriage of justice case. It uses case studies to discuss the route for members of the public to examine and explains how they should present their cases for the most effi... Read More about Using the Media.

Missing in Action: Current State of Investigative Journalism in UK (2010)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2010, October). Missing in Action: Current State of Investigative Journalism in UK. Paper presented at Association for Journalism Education Annual Conference, Glasgow

This paper assessed the state of play in investigative journalism in the UK media.

Sharpening the Factual Edge: Teaching Journalism Today (2009)
Journal Article
O'Neill, E. (2009). Sharpening the Factual Edge: Teaching Journalism Today. Wordplay - The English Subject Centre Magazine, Oct 2009(2), 22-25

This article examines teaching practice when using the case study method of teaching journalism in an HEI.

Why investigative journalism is relevant in the digital era (2008)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2008, June). Why investigative journalism is relevant in the digital era. Paper presented at Investigative Journalism Goes Global, London

In an era of rapidly shifting platforms for the media, this paper analysed the current state of play and argued that investigative journalism was as relevant, perhaps even more so, than ever before.

The links between good journalism and the exposing of miscarriages of justice (2008)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
O'Neill, E. (2008, April). The links between good journalism and the exposing of miscarriages of justice. Paper presented at Miscarriages of Justice Organisation Conference 2008, Glasgow

This paper examined the dynamic links between a century of investigative journalism (in all forms) and successful appeals against miscarriages of justice in the UK.