Photo of James Mahon

Willing to speak to media

20162016
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

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

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

journalism Social Sciences
youth work Social Sciences
Kurdistan Social Sciences
Iraq Social Sciences
television Social Sciences
news Social Sciences
video Social Sciences
Society Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2016

Through Irish Eyes: A Personal and Journalistic Journey

Mahon, J. P. 2016 1 ed. IRELAND: BOOK HUB PUBLISHING IRELAND. 133 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Prizes

Best TV Reporter

James Mahon (Recipient), 27 Apr 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Deadline/Breaking News Reporting,

James Mahon (Recipient), 25 Apr 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

journalism
television
Society

National Youth Work Awards

James Mahon (Recipient), 15 Mar 2018

Prize: National/international honour

youth work

Outstanding Contribution to Local Media

James Mahon (Recipient), 15 Aug 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Society of Professional Journalism, Feature Reporting

James Mahon (Recipient), 27 Apr 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2018

  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

MCS Symposium

Mahon, J. (Invited speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

BJTC Summer Conference 2018

Mahon, J. (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

AJE Summer 2018 Conference

Mahon, J. (Invited speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

MCS Symposium

Mahon, J. (Speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Invited talk

University of Sulaimani

Mahon, J. (Visiting researcher)
5 May 201712 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution