Saturday 20 December 2014

Alan Steenson appointed as new editor of The Herald

Published 28/05/2014 | 02:30

Alan Steenson, new editor of The Herald
Alan Steenson, new editor of The Herald

Alan Steenson has been appointed editor of 'The Herald' newspaper.

Alan (38) became a senior sub-editor with the paper in 2001 and went on to hold the positions of assistant editor and operations editor before being appointed deputy editor in 2012.

Announcing the appointment, editor-in-chief Stephen Rae said 'The Herald' had been to the fore in innovation in INM titles.

"Our news platforms are changing rapidly and at INM we are busy laying the plans for the newsroom of the future, delivering content for our online products and newspapers."

"As the consumption of news continues to evolve, the basic core values of journalism remain true and will be the cornerstone of all our developments," Mr Rae said.

"The Herald remains the No.1 newspaper in the Dublin area, championing causes and delivering an irresistible mix of news, sport, entertainment and comment, written by dynamic young journalists and provocative columnists. Under Alan's stewardship, the Herald will continue to develop as the capital's voice," he added.

Mr Steenson has already overseen recent major developments on the Herald, Mr Rae added.

"Alan has energetically overseen major developments on the Herald over the last few months and will now lead the paper into the next phase of change. In the last few months we have invested in new ways of producing the Herald, which are pioneering in the news industry. Indeed, over the next few weeks the rest of our print products will implement the production enhancements first introduced on the Herald," Stephen said.

"I believe Alan and the Herald editorial team will continue to produce the content that young, urban consumers in the greater Dublin area demand," he added.

Irish Independent

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