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EMILY C. BLOOM is assistant professor of English at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she specializes in modern British and Irish literature. She will be a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University in 2015–16. She has published articles on the radio broadcasts of W. B. Yeats and on performance traditions in the works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Her current book project, The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931–68, is under contract with Oxford University Press.

JOHN BOWMAN, broadcaster and historian, is author of De Valera and the Ulster Question: 1917–1973 (Oxford University Press, 1982), recipient of the Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to North-South understanding. He has presented current-affairs, historical, and election-results programs on RTÉ radio and television since the 1960s. He is the author of Window and Mirror: RTÉ Television, 1961–2011 (Collins Press, 2011) and has written and presented a number of major television documentaries. He was elected an honorary fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2009 and awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Dublin in 2010.

RODDY FLYNN is a lecturer in the School of Communications, Dublin City University, and chair of film and television studies. He has coed-ited a collection on John Huston, Essays on a Restless Director (2010), and is currently working on a second edition of The Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema (2015) (with Tony Tracy) as well as a forthcoming history of Irish cinema policy. Recent publications include contributions to the Sage Handbook of Television Studies (2014) and Who Owns the World’s Media? (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2016). [End Page 239]

JOHN HORGAN is professor emeritus at Dublin City University, where he taught from 1982 to 2006 and was appointed as Ireland’s first professor of journalism. Prior to his academic career he worked as a journalist and as a public representative. He has published A Critical History of Irish Media (2001) and Broadcasting and Public Life (2004), and he is a frequent contributor on media topics to the Irish Communications Review and other journals. He is also the author of political biographies of Seán Lemass, Noel Browne, and Mary Robinson, and he served as Ireland’s first press ombudsman from 2007 to 2014.

GILLIAN MCINTOSH is the BBC Industry Fellow at the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen’s University Belfast. She is the author of The Force of Culture: Unionist Identities in Twentieth-Century Ireland (1999) and Belfast City Hall: One Hundred Years (2006). As coeditor with Diane Urquhart, she published Irish Women at War (2010). She has written and published widely in the area of nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history. She is currently writing about poetry tours in the first decade of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

CHRISTOPHER MORASH is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to taking up this new post he worked at Maynooth University, where he was professor of English and founder of the Centre for Media Studies. His publications include Writing Irish Theatre (2014), A History of the Media in Ireland (2010), A History of the Irish Theatre (2002), and Writing the Irish Famine (1995). Between 2009 and 2014 he was the first chair of the compliance committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. In 2007 he was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy.

ED MULHALL is a graduate in politics and economics from Trinity College Dublin. He joined RTÉ as a radio producer in 1979 and was appointed assistant head of features and current affairs in 1985. He moved to television in 1988 and then to RTÉ News as a program editor for the launch of Six One News. He was a member of the RTÉ executive board from 1997 until his resignation and retirement from RTÉ in 2012. He is currently editorial advisor to the news department of the European Broadcasting Union, editorial advisor to Century [End Page 240] Ireland, and an assistant for the production of several television documentaries. He is also a research associate in Trinity College Dublin.

ANNE O’BRIEN, broadcast-production coordinator at the Department of Media Studies, Maynooth...


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