Perhaps it is a sign of some very austere times for the print media in general, but yesterday was certainly a sad day for many at the Belfast Telegraph, as the first wave of journalists and staff left under the latest cost-cutting measures implemented by Independent News and Media. Slugger bids a fond farewell to those in the editorial staff (young and old) and elsewhere who have taken the company up on the voluntary severance plan – many, we understand, without secure futures – and good luck to those who stay!
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