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Fergal Gallagher

New York City
Producer, Newsgathering — ABC News
Covers:  social media, journalism, new media, sport, future of journalism, technology, irish politics, startups

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Fergal is a multimedia journalist writing about news, technology and the start-up sector. He is currently working on a project in Social Semantic Journalism at DERI, which aims to provide journalists with tools that will help them use social media more effectively in their work. Fergal ha...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern at Irish Independent newsdesk

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For fun, but not really, I'm only a young fella.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it more instant. Also it's giving journalists access to a multitude of new sources. Audiences now expect shorter snappier news.