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
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.
Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…