Mark Devenport tells what those of us outside the NI press corps guessed, that no journalist saw the collapse of the Stormontgate coming. Instead, most news organisations had their forces deployed elsewhere for the meeting of the President and the Queen. Reading between the lines, he wonders if it was the NIO’s Jo Moore moment to ensure the news was as buried as it could be.
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