ItemIs this the real life? Is this just fantasy? How tribute bands have taken centre stage over the past two decades(Dublin Business School, 2014) Heldal, Linn; Henderson, StephenThis series of five feature articles is focusing on the Tribute Band phenomena in Irish Popular Music Culture. In this series the scene is examined through interviews with musicians, promoters, journalists and family members of passed musical legends. It is also looked at through the fans eyes and studied through live observations. Author keywords: Music, tribute bands ItemAn examination of homosexuality in Ireland, 1973 - 2014. And what are the inconsistencies (discrepancies) still displayed towards homosexuality today?(Dublin Business School, 2014) Lord, Kevin; Lawrence, JohnFor this thesis I aimed to examine the struggle for equal rights for gay men and women in Ireland. Starting with the first wave of the gay rights movement during the 1970s and the various organisations established to help strive towards equality, and then looking at the lengthy time involved between the courts which ultimately led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality. I wanted to find a common link concerned with the opposition the gay rights movement was met with. Author keywords: Homosexuality in Ireland, marriage equality, same-sex rights ItemIs dance becoming a more popular art form?(Dublin Business School, 2014) Moriarty, Aimee; Flannery, AingealaI have always had a huge interest in dance and have been enrolled in dance classes from the age of four years old. My thesis is a series of five feature article that cover the topic of Dance in Ireland. Chapter One is a feature is looks at the Irish dancing phenomenon that is Riverdance; how it has shaped the Irish dancing world and the impact it has had on the country. Chapter Two predominantly about ballet but also features contemporary dance, it covers the fact that there are no major schools or programmes here in Ireland for dancers to further their education. This results in many of them having to travel abroad (mainly UK) to better their training. Chapter Three covers a revolutionary new therapy called Dance Movement Therapy. This new therapy was developed to help patients suffering from depression, mental illness and Parkinson’s. Chapter Four is about a young boy who lost his brother to a terminal illness, encephalitis and how dancing helped him cope with his loss. Finally, Chapter Five is about the impact of dance in the media through TV and film, it deals with young people being influenced by what they see on TV. It also shows how people can be influenced by these TV shows and films (Strictly Come Dancing [TV] or Dirty Dancing [film] etc.). I balance it out by looking into the cynical idea some people have that dance is a competitive world, that mother’s push their kids too much, therefore ruining their children’s childhood. I think my piece on Riverdance or the studying abroad article would work well in an inflight magazine, perhaps Aer Lingus’ Cara. It’s a very cultural piece and I feel it would attract readership from people coming to Ireland. My dance therapy or the dealing with terminal illness article might suit a publication like the Irish Times or Independent. And the effects of TV and film on dance would work well in, again, possibly the Independent or even a supplement magazine such as The Gloss with the Irish Times. Author keywords: Dance, dancing, dance therapy, impact of dance in the media ItemHashtag(Dublin Business School, 2013) Alduwailah, Ahmad; Carolan, Matthew; Cluskey, Niamh; Corr, Michael; Curran, Garry; English, Craig; Fitzpatrick, Keith; Heldal, Linn; Kelly, Elizabeth; Lord, Kevin; Moriarty, Aimee; O'Connor, Marie; O'Connor, Luke; O'Neill, Holly; Walsh, Graeme; Anuforo, Lucas; Ellis, Sean; Mahmud, Fatima; Mouzeviris, Christos; Roche, Emma; Ronan, Andrew; Wall, Jensine-Bethna; Lawrence, JohnThis is an End of Year Project of the BA (Hons) Journalism students. They created a magazine, from concept to finished print product. Winner of the 2013/14 SMEDIA Awards (Student Media Awards) for a small publication. Author keywords: DBS student magazine, Smedia awards, magazine ItemHuman trafficking and new media: Is new media helping or hindering the fight against human trafficking?(Dublin Business School, 2007) Daly, Ciara; Gaffey, JaniceThis dissertation investigates the question – ‘Is new media helping or hindering the fight against human trafficking’? It explores the influences that have contributed to an anti-trafficking movement whilst looking at how the proposed democratic function of new media such as the internet is providing a platform upon which organised crime can be facilitated. Trafficking in the human context, whether for sexual exploitation or forced labour affects the whole world. This paper exposes the realities of human trafficking and how new media has both positive and negative features. As new media provides a worldwide platform that exists without restriction, it is currently being used by both the perpetrators of this crime and anti-trafficking activists. The victims of human-trafficking currently have no voice, and the fight against human-trafficking is pushing for them to be heard.