An interesting conversation with Robbie Smyth about the future of journalism, and the new postgraduate diploma in trust, safety and content moderation management. Robbie Smyth is Deputy Head of the Journalism and Media Communications Faculty at Griffith College.

Trust, safety and content moderation, Robbie Smyth, Griffith College

More about Robbie Smyth

He has lectured across all undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the faculty. As a journalist, he has been writing in the republican paper An Phoblacht since 1991 and is now editor of the magazine and online website. Robbie was also a board member of InterTradeIreland, an all-Ireland economic development agency set up under the Good Friday Agreement, from 2000 – 2007.

Robbie’s PhD from Queen’s University Belfast, focused on the quality and accuracy of news media opinion poll reporting. His current research interests include how the media report politics, climate issues as well the general area of how the media business is being transformed in the digital era.

Upcoming publications include The Invisible Republic, published by Palgrave Macmillan, which is about the economics and politics of Irish Republicanism in the 21 st Century. He is also collaborating with a colleague on a Public Relations textbook, due for publication in 2022.

Griffith College, has launched a new postgraduate diploma in trust, safety and content moderation management. The first of its type in the world, it has been developed in partnership with Kinzen to meet the needs of industry in what is a rapidly expanding sector. The course will provide a postgraduate qualification for professionals working in internet trust and safety, a rapidly expanding sector of the economy. It will equip people working at social media platforms and business processing outsourcing (BPO) companies with the skills to think about, design and enforce policies that define acceptable online behaviour.

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