We’ve just heard that the Belfast Telegraph is planning to drop one of its most high profile columnists, Malachi O’Doherty. His work features regularly on Slugger and his analysis is often (quietly) adopted into the mainstream discourse of politicians on both sides of the community divide. We’d like to hear your thoughts, supportive or critical on the decision, and more broadly on the significance of O’Doherty’s work. Just remember to play the ball, and not the man!
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty