One by one they are leaving Belfast…

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.