Sin Newspaper would be nothing without its dedicated team of editors and writers.
With approximately 140 people involved in Sin at various times, it’s no wonder we have such a great newspaper.
If you’d like to be part of the team, click on the ‘Get Involved’ tab
Meet our Editorial Staff:
Jessica graduated from UCD with a degree in English and Music. She then went on to complete a Masters in Journalism in NUI Galway, which resulted in her becoming the editor of Sin.
She has ample experience in editing and online journalism and is the co-founder and editor of The Daily Shift, which has a questionable name, but certainly catches attention.
Sin has been an enjoyable experience for her, even if deadline day results in her eating all her housemate’s biscuits and pulling all-nighters.
She welcomes anyone to pay her a visit in her office on the concourse, and especially welcomes them when they bring tea. She likes her tea with milk and no sugar.
She prefers to be called Jess, as she thinks it makes her sound more approachable.
She is a fan of photography, listening to music from the 50s through 80s, and is partial to a nice cup of tea.
Marése O’Sullivan is currently in the final year of her undergraduate studies in English, French and Creative Writing.
As part of the programme, she spent her third year working on a novel and producing a journalism portfolio.
She is Head of News for NUI Galway’s student newspaper, Sin, as well as Head of News for s:tv Galway, where she scripts and presents her own news show, Less Than Three.
Marése has worked as Editorial Assistant for The Alliance of Independent Authors in London and is a regular contributor to national magazine writing.ie. She has been published by The Kerryman and the Kerry’s Eye.
In July 2012, Marése completed the Copy-Editing Course at the Publishing Training Centre, London, and is a freelance copy-editor and journalist.
She blogs about her literary adventures at mareseosullivan.wordpress.com.
Sean is the guy that’s been lurking around campus all year getting the inside scoop for Sin.
He is the Deputy News Editor along with Marése O’ Sullivan, and also the Deputy Features Editor with Órla Ryan. He’s a bit of a news junkie.
He’s currently studying the MA in Journalism here at NUI Galway and completed his undergraduate in UL with a BA in New Media and English.
Some fun facts; Sean is terrified of pigeons and regularly dives out of the way on Shop St to avoid them. He loves travelling and has been around a lot. San Francisco and Boston are certainly two of his favourite destinations but he still has a lot more to explore.
He will be an intern with RTÉ News and TV3 News in the coming months.
Sean urges his fellow sinners to enjoy the new online paper but make sure to pick up a copy of the actual paper when you see it.
Check out Sean’s blog here: summerdreamer2012.blogspot.ie/
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Órla is from Rathlee in Co. Sligo. She wanted to be involved with the media from a very young age. She is currently undertaking a Journalism Masters in NUI Galway and previously studied Communication Studies in Dublin City University.
Aside from being the head underneath Hat’s Off (her regular column with Sin), she is also co-features editor. She writes for Irish websites Campus and The Daily Shift. Órla has been published in the Irish Independent, The Irish Times, The Connacht Tribune and Hot Press.
She also regularly contributes to Flirt FM, NUIG’s student radio station and is one of 25 citizen journalists covering Ireland’s Presidency of the EU Council (Youth Media and the Irish Presidency). She writes straight news, features and opinion pieces, with satirical articles being her main passion.
Her favourite journalists include Dearbhail McDonald, Robert Fisk and Charlie Brooker. She is a firm believer in the power of the media and feels good journalism plays an imperative role in aiding and prompting social debate and change. When not writing, she spends time running, taking photos and hanging out with her dog, Shep.
James Falconer graduated from NUI Galway with a BA (Hons) International in Philosophy and History in 2012.
He has had many articles published on a number of current issues, notably the banking “crisis” and economic injustice. He loves to travel and document his experience by raising awareness of wider issues. He agrees with Martin Luther King who famously said that; “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”’
As well as an interest in journalism, James writes creatively. He made it to the final of the 2012 Cúirt and North Beach Poetry Grand Slam’s in 2012. James also enjoys singing and the Gaelic game of hurling.
His Flirt FM show, A Portrait of the Artist, is an arts show which asks artists what inspires them and how they turn this inspiration into art. It has featured a variety of local artists, musicians, novelists, poets and actors. It airs on Tuesday’s at 11.30am.
Mark comes from Kilmovee in Co. Mayo. After completing the BA degree in NUI Galwau, he went on to study the MA in Journalism in the college.
A huge sports fan, Mark has written sports reports for The Western People and Connacht Telegraph for the past four years. He also plays Gaelic football with his local club, Kilmovee Shamrocks.
In 2010, Mark was the recipient of a Con Houlihan Young Sportswriter Award, in association with UCC.
Today, he spends in time away from study reading and watching films, and agonising over his Fantasy Football team.