What our guest editors said about VIEW

Dr Brendan Murtagh

“This issue of VIEW has pulled together a fantastic range of projects, people and insights into the future of the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Brian has edited a magazine with depth and clarity that makes an important contribution to the work of the sector, practitioners and politicians.”

From Dr Brendan Murtagh, Queen’s University. Brendan was guest editor of our issue which looked at the impact of the Building Change Trust – https://bit.ly/2SKnFo5

Lindsay Robinson

“It was a pleasure to work with Brian to produce the edition about Maternal Mental Health. Brian’s attention to detail and genuine passion for each issue always shines through.  The impact of this piece of work has been immediate and will continue to be long lasting, making a significant difference for mums and families.”

From maternal mental health campaigner Lindsay Robinson, who was guest editor of our Maternal Mental Health issue of VIEW – https://bit.ly/2vcZmVo

Guest editor Alex Kane

“In an era when we’re told that people don’t have enough time or attention span for a ‘long read’ on a key issue, it’s genuinely refreshing to see Brian Pelan and VIEW proving them wrong. Month after month he pulls together informed opinion into a platform that is both broad based and challenging; allowing both sides of a debate to put their case in a civil and thoughtful manner. VIEW has become a very important voice in Northern Ireland.”

From Alex Kane, columnist and commentator, who was guest editor of our Education issue of VIEW – https://bit.ly/2q0562d   

Guest editor Kelly Andrews

“The opportunity to combine Brian and Una’s vast experience of journalism and passion for social affairs with our experience of working with women and children and pressing domestic violence issues, enabled the production of a hard-hitting, sensitively written and quality piece of work which will act as an invaluable resource for the organisation and for VIEW’s wider audience.”

From Kelly Andrews, Chief Executive of Belfast-Lisburn Women’s Aid, who was guest editor of our Domestic Abuse issue of VIEW – https://bit.ly/2t2ssGe

Guest editor Jo Egan

“Brian Pelan edits and publishes a crucial online social affairs magazine. He is thorough, conscientious and cares passionately about supporting the voices of marginalised people throughout Northern Ireland. He is a joy to work with.”

From Jo Egan, playwright and co founder of Macha theatre company. Jo was guest editor of our Arts issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/2cJw8bv

Guest editor Fergus Cumiskey

“Having tracked the emerging social policy/social justice commentary niche that Brian Pelan has captured for VIEW magazine over recent years, it became evident that the ‘long read’ analysis VIEW offers on key themes of our time adds exceptional value to quality investigative journalism.”

From Fergus Cumiskey, former Chief Executive, Contact NI. Fergus was guest editor of our Suicide Prevention issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/2g0VcdZ

Guest editor Jane Craven

“It is my opinion that View offers guest editors a great opportunity to express views, to learn more broadly about the issue in question through the articles from other contributors and to make connections which can prove useful in advancing towards positive action.”

From Jane Craven, founder and former Director of the  Whiterock Children’s Centre. Jane was guest editor of our Child Poverty issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/2hJQenS

Guest editor Kerry Melville

“View Magazine produced a community food issue in partnership with the Belfast Food Network that proved highly successful. Brian was extremely proactive, sourcing numerous articles from our network members and securing sponsorship from the Food Standards Agency for the issue.”

From Kerry Melville, co-ordinator, Belfast Food Network. Kerry was guest editor of our Community Food issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/2vmjZOK

Guest editor Barry Adams

“I’ve been a supporter of VIEWdigital since their early days, and the opportunity to contribute to their Community Goes Digital edition was too good to pass up. The magazine fulfils an important role in the local voluntary and community sector, and working with Brian and Una on the magazine was a very rewarding experience.”

From Barry Adams, founder of Polemic Digital – A SEO Consultancy based in Belfast. Barry was guest editor of our Community Goes Digital issue of VIEW ­­– http://bit.ly/2wHHNMi

Guest editor Brendan McDonnell

“The Social Impact issue helped us to get some clear messages on a complex and important subject across to a wider audience. Brian and his team put together a series of articles that managed to be both illuminating and challenging on the subject of impact measurement in the community and voluntary sector.”

From Brendan McDonnell, director of Community Evaluation Northern Ireland. Brendan was guest editor of our Social impact issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/29sr0om

Guest editor Professor Paddy Gray

“I was honoured and privileged to be asked by Brian Pelan to be guest editor on a special issue of VIEW on housing. The magazine, sponsored by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, brought together a range of issues including homelessness, the need for more social housing, the effects of poor housing on mental health, community cohesion and examples of good practice.”

From Paddy Gray, Emeritus Professor, Ulster University. Paddy was guest editor of our Housing issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/1WIklcE

Guest editor Janette McKnight

“The final edition looked fabulous, with an array of informative articles representing the width and depth of excellent work happening, often unrecognised, within the prisons and justice sector. I would like to thank Brian Pelan and Una Murphy for giving me this opportunity to bring many important issues to the attention of VIEW’s readership.”

From Janette McKnight, director of the Quaker Service in Northern Ireland. Janette was guest editor of our Prisons and Justice issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/1O8l3wK

Guest editor Yvette Shapiro

“Brian Pelan is a highly respected and experienced editor with a deep commitment to ethical journalism. He approaches his work with honesty, integrity and fairness and these qualities are reflected in the excellent VIEW magazine.”

From journalist and broadcaster Yvette Shapiro. Yvette was guest editor of our equality issue of VIEW –  http://bit.ly/2lNnQ1O

Guest editor Joanne Morgan

“Brian was extremely respectful of our expertise in the subject matter but used his extensive journalistic contacts to bring real added value to the edition.We produced the edition within a relatively tight timescale and this was only possible with Brian’s support and professionalism.”

From Joanne Morgan, director of the Community Health Development Network. Joanne was guest editor of our health issue of VIEW – http://bit.ly/2tixi4B

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