Media winners and losers…

The Press Gazette lauds the success of the Newsletter’s rise in circulation, which editor Austin Hunter puts down to a re-discovery of its political roots. Also it records a fall in the Irish News readership from ‘a steady 50,000 sale to a 3.6 per cent drop at 48,276’. That will no doubt provide some limited satisfaction on the part of Daily Ireland where most of those readers must have gone. But at 10,467 it faces a long haul before its formula for a new Republican voice in the media is finally commercially proven.

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Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

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