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Overview

James Mahon is a TV/Radio Anchor and Reporter, Author and University Lecturer

He moved to America from the North of England in 2012 and has reported on a range of topics from triple homicides to meth busts and tornadoes as well as gang activity.

While in the U.S he was an international contributor and reporter covering gun legislation and terrorist attacks for Irish broadcaster RTE, featuring on World Report, Sean O’Rourke and Mary Wilson.

His monthly lifestyle TV series, Through Irish Eyes, has received awards from the Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists and The Daughters Of The American Revolution.

Prior to making his way to Chattanooga, he worked at WKOP, PBS in Knoxville and anchored radio shows in both the UK and Ireland.

The trilingual journalist  is a graduate of the National Training Council of Journalism, The Broadcast Journalism Trainee Council, The University of Sheffield England and University of Ireland, Galway.

He is currently a journalism lecturer at the University of West Scotland teaching on both the masters in broadcast journalism and bachelors in sports journalism

His acclaimed book “Through Irish Eyes” is available in all good bookstores and online in summer 2016.

In his spare time he writes and acts in local film and drama productions and plays and coaches semi-professional soccer.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Focusing on mobile video journalism. How we tell stories through portable devices in areas of conflict for TV news. Have just visited Iraq/Mosul/Kurdistan aim to compare and contrast with other regions including Scotland and the U.S

Current research activities

Currently examining the number of stories told via mobile devices vs traditional broadcast means and anaylyzing literature in this field from the UK.

Target collaborative companies

KNN- KURDISTAN NATIONAL NEWS

STV/BBC

APPLE/IPHONE

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

NEW MEDIA, SOCIAL MEDIA STORYTELLING ALSO INTEREST ME, BITESIZE NEWS, WHY WE WANT IT LIVE AND NOW AND IN SMALL PIECES NOT LONG FORM JOURNALISM. AUDIENCE DEMOGRAPHICS ALSO AND CONCERNS SURROUNDING COPYRIGHT NEWS MATERIAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY

External positions

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, RTE/BBC

Keywords

  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • NE Print media
  • TR Photography
  • LA History of education

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