who we are

Headstrong

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Athena has helped sharpen our organisation's mission and vision, enhanced our media performance and helped us identify a clearer vision about how to reach our most important constituencies.quotation mark

Matthew Hamilton, Director of Operations and Public Affairs, Headstrong

reports

Athena Media's Helen Shaw on a golden age for podcasting, Thu 15 Jan 2015
Popularity of "Serial" sparks discussion in media about podcasting

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DCU talk on Social Media & Journalism, Mon 14 May 2012
Athena Media M.D Helen Shaw gives talk at DCU on the role of Social Media in Journalism

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Athena Media in Manchester, Mon 20 Oct 2014
Interview with MD Helen Shaw in the Manchester Evening News

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Public Interview with Cherie Blair by Helen Shaw , Thu 10 Oct 2013

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Athena Media MD interviews Cherie Blair at WMB Conference & Awards 2013, Wed 09 Oct 2013

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Broadcasting needs more than a charge, Sun 05 May 2013
Helen Shaw, MD of Athena Media writes an opinion piece for the Sunday Times

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RTÉ needs more openness if it is to rebuild trust, Wed 21 Nov 2012
Helen Shaw, MD of Athena Media writes an opinion piece for the Irish Times

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Standards, Choice and Access in the News Media (Cleraun/Carnegie UK Trust Seminar, Dublin, November 2011). , Tue 08 Nov 2011
Helen Shaw's presentation at the Cleraun Media Conferences/Carnegie UK Trust seminar ''Can Digital Deliver For Democracy?'' in Dublin on Tuesday 8th November 2011.

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Public broadcasting futures, Wed 04 May 2011
Irish Times article and interview with Helen Shaw on report 'economic landscape of public broadcasting'.

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Economic Analysis Broadcasting Market Ireland for Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (Spring 2011), Thu 14 Apr 2011
This study was led by Helen Shaw, Athena Media and commissioned by the BAI as part of its strategic work. Prof Robert Picard (Oxford) and Dr Hessel Abbink Spaink were co authors of the report with Ms Shaw.

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Using Social Media and Online Content for Business, Thu 10 Jun 2010
Helen Shaw's article about using Social Media and online content in business

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Athena Media gives Podcasting and Radio presentation at EBU conference, Thurs 18 March 2010
Helen Shaw gave a presentation called Podcasting and Radio on March 18th 2010 at the EBU Multimedia Meets Radio Conference in Hilversum, the Netherlands.

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New ideas for the 21st century - throw out the media rulebook, Sun 06 Dec 2009
Sunday Times Think tank article written by Helen Shaw

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Future of PBS in a digital age, Mon 16 Nov 2009
Exploring Digital Public Content in Ireland - Cleraun Seminar, Dublin

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BCI - Digital Radio for Ireland Competing Options, Public Expectations, Fri 25 Sep 2009
A research project conducted under the BCI's Media Research Scheme by Helen Shaw, Athena Media and Dr. Brian O Neill, Head of Media DIT.

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Extending Radio - Improving Radio? Appraising twenty years of innovation in European digital radio, Tue 14 Apr 2009
From the ECREA conference in Barcelona in November 2008

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Podcasting and Radio, DRACE Project, Fri 26 Sep 2008
Athena Media's Helen Shaw on the challenges posed by podcast use to linear radio use.

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The Future of Radio is Still Digital - But Which One? Radio Perspectives 2015, Fri 05 Sep 2008
Part of the DRACE research; study in Journal of Radio and Audio on Future of Digital Radio

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DAB: the future of radio? The development of digital radio in four European countries, Sat 01 Mar 2008
Stephen Lax, Marko Ala-Fossi, Per Jauert, and Helen Shaw. Media, Culture and Society, Vol. 30, No. 2, 151-166 (2008)

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RTE's balancing act 13/11/2007, Tue 13 Nov 2007
Athena Media's Helen Shaw on why the so called John Crown affair was more a matter of judgement than political inteference.

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PSB News in a Digital Age, Stuttgart Sept 20-21st, Fri 21 Sep 2007
EBU Radio News Specialised Seminar, Stuttgart. Presentation by Helen Shaw.

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Irish Times Opinion July 24/07, Tue 24 Jul 2007
Can Denis O'Brien hold on to all his new radio stations? Helen Shaw looks at the ownership controls governing commercial broadcasting.

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EBU Digital Radio Seminar, Thu 14 Jun 2007
Presentation by Helen Shaw, MD Athena Media on 'What the audience wants' - Geneva.

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Making Digital Work for You, Wed 13 Jun 2007
Presentation to Irish Development Education Association Dublin.

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Digital Music - from online to mobile, Tue 22 May 2007
Presentation by Helen Shaw, MD Athena Media, at seminar hosted by Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. National Concert Hall, Dublin.

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Media Forum article - Media Futures, June 2006
"It's a media revolution where the old rules are being broken."

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VRT paper: The Future of Radio, May 2006
Digital Media Conference, Belgium. Presentation by Helen Shaw, MD Athena Media

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The Digital Future of Radio; Radio 2016 - broadcasters, economics and content in a digital age, Nov 2005
Presentation to International Communications Conference, Amsterdam, Nov 2005.

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'Public broadcasting in a sea of global media', presentation to Summit of the Future, Amsterdam, January 2005.
Helen Shaw addressed the Summit of the Future, Amsterdam, Jan 2005 on the topic of the future of public broadcasting internationally in a time of both globalised media and digital media.

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Terror, security and global media, 2004
Presentation to Association of International Broadcasters (AIB), Prague, 2004

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Public Broadcasting - Trends from Ireland, Fri 10 Sep 2004
A presentation made to the South African Broadcasting Company in Johannesburg

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Regulating for Change: Are you being served?, Mon 17 Nov 2003
Broadcasting Commission of Ireland National Conference, Conrad Hotel Dublin

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Presentation on media and accountability, October 2004
European Association of Viewers Interests, Lucca, Italy, October 2004 Founding conference: by Helen Shaw, Athena Media, author of the Ireland report of EAVI.

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Ox report, July, 2004
Consultancy review of Irish radio licensing for the Department of Communications, Marine and Nature Resources, Ireland. July, 2004

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The age of McMedia, July 2003
"When a handful of conglomerates control the US, and much of the global media landscape, what happens to the publics right to information as defined by Article 19 of the UN Human Rights Charter?" - Helen Shaw, Harvard University, July 2003.

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The Media at War; from 'embeds' to global TV. Powerpoint review of study on media and Iraq invasion. Harvard, Tue 22 Apr 2003
Comparative study by Helen Shaw, WCFIA Fellow, Harvard University - presented at Harvard seminar April 22nd 2003.

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