Correcting a biased media
Given the hostility of Irish media to conservative and libertarian thought many people have entirely written off the Irish media as a promoted, defender, or even just a fair reporter, of conservative or libertarian views and initiatives. a fair reporter, of conservative or libertarian views and initiatives.
The recent abortion referendum has certainly highlighted the degree to which Irish media has become a means of propagating ideology rather than a news source, and the referendum also showed us the degree of influence the media now possesses. Something clearly needs to be done to counterweight the prevailing media consensus.
It is our belief that the media is biased not because of structural reasons, but rather due to the people currently in the media, and that an initiative which places sympathetic individuals inside the Irish media will act, over the medium-to-long term to increase the neutrality of the Irish media and will so lessen the ability of individual journalists to push progressive causes through the media.
Our fellowship will link up gifted students and young professionals with conservative members of the Irish media in an attempt to a) allow those professionals to train these gifted students and young professionals in how to succeed within Irish media, and b) increase the chances of these students and young professionals gaining employment within the Irish media.