VIEWdigital is an online platform.  We aim to independently produce and publish original social affairs journalism in VIEW magazine/ezine and VIEWdigital news site.  We cover issues that have a major effect on society and get readers talking about them. VIEW readers are interested in topical social issues and we as journalists are motivated to provide interesting social affairs stories to inform our readers. VIEW magazine is printed and distributed to libraries and we also organise events to promote discussion and debate on issues raised by our journalism.

We are a non-profit community media organisation regulated by IMPRESS. We do not receive funding to produce our journalism, so we provide a number of services which provide income which help us produce original journalism these are:
• Magazine sponsorship opportunities
• Media training
• Media Consultancy
• Contract Media Production for other organisations.

Who we are

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Brian Pelan, co-founder and editor of VIEW, has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, including working for the Belfast Telegraph, the Western Mail in Cardiff, and the Examiner group in Cork. His skills include editing, design and features writing. Brian has also lectured on production journalism at the Belfast Metropolitan College. He runs regular digital publishing masterclasses. Contact him at

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Una Murphy, co-founder of VIEW, coordinates our digital and broadcast media workshops. She has produced and directed current affairs/factual/documentary programmes for UTV, TG4, RTE and BBC, reported for The Daily Mirror and The Irish Times, and worked on media campaigns for Save the Children Northern Ireland and CARDI, The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland. She has taught journalism courses at various universities and colleges. Contact her at

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