Slugger O’Toole

‘Journalists have always had to have integrity’

The media are at a crossroads, with fears over the future of some of Northern Ireland’s best known newspapers. Existing trends favouring social media over print newspapers have been accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis, with additional financial pressures from a collapse in advertising revenues.   This is an appropriate moment to reflect on the future …

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Podcasts are a useful medium, even though listener numbers are not always massive.  But if considered as an alternative to a series of public meetings, their value is significant.  They can be cheaper and gain more listeners than would be attracted to a meeting.  They can be a way of collecting together different voices, without …

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Magee or not Magee

There is definite support in Derry for Ulster University’s proposal for a graduate entry medical school at Magee campus.  After 53 years of exasperation that the city does not have a full sized university, actual excitement for such ideas is always tempered by fear that it will not happen.  But at least the city’s response …

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