James Mahon
Irish broadcast journalist James Mahon has mainly worked in radio, television and online journalism since 2006 and is the founder of indie rock label Coal Records Ltd.

James has presented on television and radio in Ireland, Sheffield, New York and L.A. and has a passion for giving a voice to people whom society often forgets.

He is currently a TV news reporter with a CBS affiliate in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Entries by James Mahon

Scottish Football's Semi-Pro Struggles, Dumbarton Prove Doubters Wrong

(1) Comments | Posted 13 April 2016 | (14:04)


It is a a wet and windy Tuesday night on the banks of the river Clyde. Showers of rain keep coming down without any sign of abating, drenching hundreds of loyal Dumbarton fans who have made their way to the

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Mixing It Up With Scotland's DJ Rankin

(0) Comments | Posted 21 February 2016 | (15:14)


Almost 16 years ago Limewire, a file-sharing site launched and took the UK by storm. Thousands of illegally distributed songs made their way through the popular green color schemed software to the hard drives of music hungry teens in Scotland, England, Ireland...

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A Parisian Autumn of Discontent

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2015 | (14:14)


I happened to be in Paris the week before the so called "Islamic State" launched the concerted terrorist attacks that have engrossed and horrified the world over the last few days, as i walked the streets of the City of...

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Biker Mice TV Show to Become Mobile Game for UK Fans

(0) Comments | Posted 23 September 2015 | (18:53)

It has been more than 25 years since Channel 4 first aired a little known American kids TV show called Biker Mice From Mars. The series was a huge hit stateside and had reasonable ratings and favorable opinions amongst British children. In 2006 ITV brought it back for one more...

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Debate Rages on in Nevada Over "Groom Mine" Beside Area 51

(1) Comments | Posted 4 September 2015 | (01:56)


35,000 Britons are employed in mining. An industry with a strong industrial past that still remains a major contributor to the British economy estimated at just over 30 billion pounds.
Across the pond mining is on the verge of extinction...

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Talking Journalism Opportunities With the 'English Guy' Reporting The News In Canada, Kristiaan Yeo

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2015 | (06:03)


UK emigration rates have been dropping steadily since 2010 according to Migration Observatory. While hundreds travel to make a new life on British shores from across Asia, Europe and Africa, one man decided to head the other direction.

Award winning journalist Kristiaan Yeo...

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Irish Americans and the US Reacts to Historical Irish Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2015 | (23:36)


Ireland's landmark decision to vote in favour or same-sex marriage sent significant ripples throughout the more than 70 million making up the Irish diaspora in the US.

"As a gay man myself i have suffered the brunt of homophobia on the...

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A Tale of Two Cities, Birmingham Alabama and England

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (05:38)


They share a name, they share a similar population size coupled with a strong industrial past but now they share a similar vision albeit 4200 miles apart.

Birmingham's pride in steel is seen today both in the UK and US. Roaring industry that...

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Creationism and Evolution Square Off Once Again as Darwin Remembered

(0) Comments | Posted 12 March 2014 | (17:04)


Faculty at Bryan College, which was founded on the beliefs of anti-Darwinism campaigner William Jennings Bryan, are being asked to follow a new Statement of Belief that says "All humanity is descended from Adam and Eve".

Bryan College is located in Dayton,...

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A Glimpse Inside an Adult World

(4) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (04:15)


When it came to light last month that members of the British parliament had accessed porn sites over a quarter of million times in a year it brought the world of adult entertainment back into mainstream British media.
Meanwhile across the pond in...

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The Clock Ticks On: The US Shutdown, A Southern View

(1) Comments | Posted 2 October 2013 | (00:00)

Political suicide or protecting your own corner. This is what the American shutdown boils down to for many here in the southern states, including British and Irish workers from textiles to finance.

As an elected official, whether you be north or south of the Mason Dixon Line, the fight against...

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A Beatles Inspired American Pop Culture Journalist, Charles J Moss

(0) Comments | Posted 7 August 2013 | (05:25)

For a Beatles fan growing up in East Tennessee, the music of the Liverpudlian quartet sparked an interest that would turn from a hobby to a career over the course of 20 years.
Charles J Moss is a journalist by night and a communications and media relations professional for...

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British Digital Marketing Guru Murray Newlands Shows It's Not Just One Direction Wowing America

(2) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (05:01)


So when you meet a fellow British or Irish wanderer overseas you naturally gossip about how much Steak and Ale pie is missed and how a Guinness wouldn't go astray. The natural progression for our nosy tabloid like culture is to ask what do...

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A Caribbean Dolphin Paradise With Regular Scottish Visitors

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2013 | (01:15)


On arrival at the home of esteemed writer and former London frequenter Ernest Hemingway in Key West Florida one does not expect to be greeted with the question of are you Scottish?

Ironically the touristic Caribbean island has had numerous visitors from...

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Hollie McNish, A British Poet of the 21st Century

(3) Comments | Posted 13 June 2013 | (03:42)


When we think of poetry we think of old men from hundreds of years ago miserable and confused.
What we do not think of is Eminem, Obama, The Streets, Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries and showing that poetry has a place and a...

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The Demise of British Journalism?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2012 | (21:44)

We live in a strange world. Twelve months ago I moved to the UK in the hope of learning from the most talented and experienced broadcasters and producers in one of the most celebrated media environments in the world, which is the BBC.

Over the course of the time spent...

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Swedish House Plan for You

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2012 | (04:08)

The Swedish House Mafia's individual and combined success has struck the world by surprise and they are actually doing what few musical acts never did, they are bowing out on top.

Musical icons have passed from this world at their peak and are immortalized due to this, Kurt Cobain being...

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Jesus Christ, Social Networker?

(2) Comments | Posted 27 October 2012 | (21:51)

Was he a prophet or was he the messiah, regardless of what role the big J played in the world over the past two centuries he would be very different about spreading 'the good news' if he appeared today and used social networking or would he?

@jesuschrist would be an...

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An Asylum Seeker's Fight

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2012 | (14:23)


The photo-journalist from Cameroon who grabbed national headlines has come back to his wife, Sharon in Sheffield and told the Huffington Post that he is "fine and it is so good to be home", Bernard added that "being with your family one week...

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Life or Debt in the UK ?

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2012 | (19:15)


"Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts"

With the lack of job prospects in the UK affecting so many, hundreds of Britons are being forced to turn to alternative means to get enough money...

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