Good news for Belfast is that there is much less news than there has been since well before the Troubles kicked off… bad news is that the jobs in journalism (which have been a proving ground for some of the world’s leading journalists local and international) are slowly disappearing. The Guardian did not replace Angelique Christafis with a Belfast based full timer when she left for Paris last year. Now the Sunday Times operation is closing in Belfast and all it’s journalists will be based in Dublin. With that, Liam Clarke, who’s work has featured here on Slugger, is moving on with the changing news agenda.
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