Striking journalists in Belfast produce a four-page tabloid for the duration of their dispute.
- Title Striking Journalists Produce Own Paper
- 1st Broadcast 10/01/1979
- Clip Duration 00:01:27
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title The Belfast Times
- Extended description
Striking journalists are producing 'The Belfast Times', a four-page tabloid for ten pence a copy. They describe it as a comprehensive newspaper with news, features and sport. It is not a mere strike sheet about their five-week dispute.
The journalists work for 'The Morning Irish News', 'The Evening Belfast Telegraph' and 'The Sunday News'. These newspapers have been appearing throughout the strike in reduced form, prepared single-handedly by their editors.
However, the striking journalists hope that the reappearance of popular columnists will go down well with their reading public. John Kaplin of 'The Belfast Telegraph' is the newspaper's editor. He says that they intend to produce 'The Belfast Times' daily until the strike is over.
A RTÉ News report from 10 January 1979.
This report takes a look at the striking journalists who are producing their own four-page tabloid.
- Local keywords Communications, Newspaper, Industrial Dispute, The Belfast Times, Morning Irish News, Evening Belfast Telegraph, Sunday News, John Kaplin, Media, Strike
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic The Media
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1979
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N10/0079K
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Broadcast - 29/09/1992
Clip Length - 00:03:49
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Broadcast - 16/11/1964
Clip Length - 00:05:07
The Belfast Times
Broadcast - 10/01/1979
Clip Length - 00:01:27
Broadcast - 22/12/1992
Clip Length - 00:01:13
The Business of Newspapers
Broadcast - 09/06/1971
Clip Length - 00:07:51
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Production Year - 1971
Contributor - Patrick Gallagher