Home News. Programme 1
From Shoreditch to Sydney and New York to Newry, Home News sees journalist and broadcaster Brian O’Connell travel the world looking at how Irish newspapers outside the Republic of Ireland are trying to keep Irish communities connected.
Along the way Brian meets new and past emigrants, Pulitzer prize-winning journalists, men on the run, elderly choirs and Pakistani newsagents. He also looks at how communities of the future might stay in touch with home.
Home News hears from the editors and journalists of newspapers such as the Irish Voice and the Irish Post, both of which have been a voice for their communities for decades. The programme goes inside the newsrooms of these and other newspapers, hears about some of their best stories and campaigns, and asks how they can remain relevant in an age when emigrants are connected with home via digital means now more than ever. Home News also hears from a new generation of Irish emigrants who are redefining their sense of Irishness and the Irish experience abroad.
Programme 1 airs on Saturday November 24th at 7.30pm. We begin the series in Belfast with the Irish News.