About me

A blog by @mircwalsh

About me

I am a Journalism Graduate with over 5 years experience in both national and international media. Leaving school I knew what I wanted to do. Getting there and doing in however was another story. I spent a year studying arts before deciding to take the plunge and study Journalism. It all began from that day. Within months I was published and my experience grew as the months went on. During my years in college I wrote for several different publications and after graduating I decided to live an Indian life for a month and after travelling to Bangalore I started working in Mid-Day newspaper writing previews, reviews and news stories.

Upon returning I started out with online writing. I started an internship with Irishdeafkids.ie which helped me learn a lot very fast. This was meant to last months but turned into a year. During the course of the year I undertook tasks in writing, sales, research, photography, interviews and social media marketing.

After a year I decided to move on and enrolled in Webactivate. A government funded program that trains participants in the skills required to set up businesses with an online presence.

In 2011 I was part of the team that set up iTunes U for City of Cork VEC. My role was to create the graphics for the platform including headers and album art. As well as this I filmed and edited the videos.
I am currently co-ordinating the project which is still a success.
I am also in my third year at teaching I.T and Multimedia  subjects for the CIty of Cork VEC.

This year I was also made Apple Distinguished Educator which will hopefully lead to many exciting opportunities.