Ciara Chambers is Head of the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, a member of the Council of the International Association of Media and History, author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012), co-editor of Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies (Palgrave, 2018), screenwriter and associate producer of the six-part television series Éire na Nuachtscannán (TG4