Ciara Chambers is Head of the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012) and co-editor of Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies (Palgrave, 2018). She is a member of the council of the International Association of Media and History and associate editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She was screenwriter and associate producer of the six-part television series Éire na Nuachtscannán which was broadcast on TG4 in 2017, 2018 and 2019.