Get in Touch

Latest : Belfast journalist shot dead in Londonderry

by on April 19, 2019 in Ireland, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets

A 29-year-old journalist was killed Thursday night amid riots in Northern Ireland, her colleagues said, in what police are calling a “terrorist incident.”

Lyra McKee is a Northern Irish journalist, born and reared in Belfast city. She works as an editor for California-based news site Mediagazer, a trade publication covering the media industry. She has written for many publications, including The Atlantic, Mosaic Science, and BuzzFeed News.

She has extensively covered the Northern Irish conflict and its legacy. In 2016, Forbes Magazine named her one of their 30 under 30 in media. She is the author of Angels With Blue Faces, a non-fiction novella about an NI cold case from The Troubles, the murder of the Reverend Robert Bradford, the MP for South Belfast.

It’s being published in 2018 by Excalibur Press. She has signed a two-book deal with Faber & Faber, with her forthcoming book, The Lost Boys, coming in 2020.

Print article