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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 Dive into the research topics where James Mahon is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

journalism Social Sciences
news Social Sciences
Kurdistan Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
Iraq Social Sciences
video Social Sciences
happiness Social Sciences
manipulation Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2019

Untold stories, from the palm of your hand

Mahon, J. P., 8 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
File

Through Irish Eyes: A Personal and Journalistic Journey

Mahon, J. P., 2016, 1 ed. IRELAND: Book Hub Publishing Group. 133 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Prizes

Associate Press Awards, Political Reporting

James Mahon (Recipient), 28 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Mobile Film, Crown Wood International Film Festival

James Mahon (Recipient), 15 Sep 2019

Prize: National/international honour

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

Mojo Italia, Official Selection and Screenings

James Mahon (Recipient), 26 Sep 2019

Prize: National/international honour

film research
journalism
Italy

Activities 2016 2018

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

AJE Summer 2018 Conference

James Mahon (Invited speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

MCS Symposium

James Mahon (Invited speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

MCS Symposium

James Mahon (Speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

BJTC Summer Conference 2018

James Mahon (Invited speaker)
3 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

University of Sulaimani

James Mahon (Visiting researcher)
5 May 201712 May 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Press / Media

Brexit from an EU Angle

James Mahon

10/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

I've left Ireland four times in five years. I had no reason to stay

James Mahon

10/11/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

War Journalism

James Mahon

15/06/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment