- Fortnight Magazine
"Fortnight" is a monthly (despite the name) political and cultural magazine published in
Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The magazine was founded in 1970 and aims to provide analysis and criticism of politics, culture, and the arts from those from both inside and outside the local mainstream. "Fortnight" is read by and contributed to by people from all over the spectrum.
Gerry Adamsis credited as saying "A month without "Fortnight" would be twice as long." [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3613/is_199601/ai_n8735472 Columbia Journalism Review, January 1996] ]
Previous contributors include politicians and journalists. For example
David Trimble- ex-leader of the Ulster Unionists, and Newton Emerson - who spawned the popular satirical website the " Portadown News".
Editors have included Tom Hadden, Andy Pollak, Leslie Van Slyke, Robin Wilson (later to found the Democratic Dialogue thinktank), John O'Farrell and
Malachi O'Doherty. Literary editors have included the poets James Simmons and Medbh McGuckian. Cartoonist Martyn Turnerhas been a regular contributor since the magazine was founded, and also edited the magazine at one point.
"Fortnight" is currently supported by grants from the
Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
* [http://www.fortnight.org/ Fortnight Home Page]
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