The Belfast Times

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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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1979
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N10/0079K
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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)
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