Helen Shaw

, Athena Media


Helen is a leading voice in the media industry and has been heading Athena Media, her award-winning transmedia production company for twelve years. She is a graduate of UCD, DCU and a Harvard Fellow and is a former senior manager in both the BBC and RTE. She was the first woman appointed to RTE’s executive board in 1997 when she was appointed as MD RTE Radio and she launched RTE lyric fm, Ireland’s classic and arts radio channel. Athena Media makes TV, radio and online content for broadcast and corporate clients and runs Social Media Business Ireland providing social media training and consultancy for businesses. In the past year Athena Media has won a string of international prizes including two Golds, a Silver and a Finalist Award at the New York Radio Festival. Athena Media’s educational app for the Office of the Children’s Ombudsman, It’s Your Right, won silver for Best Children’s App in The Appys 2014 and the company is working on projects in arts, sports and science. Helen has trained over 1,500 companies in digital and social media strategy and Athena Media is a social media trainer for Dublin City Local Enterprise Office, Dublin Institute of Technology and the Irish Times.
8 December 2015

The Future of Digital Journalism: Social Media, Data and Video Stories