Friday 23 March 2018

'Examiner'editor leaves to join software firm

‘Irish Examiner’ editor Tim Vaughan. Picture: Caroline Quinn
‘Irish Examiner’ editor Tim Vaughan. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

The editor of the 'Irish Examiner', Tim Vaughan, is to stand down and take up a new role in October with Newsweaver, a Cork-based technology company.

In a break with the news media, Mr Vaughan will join Newsweaver as its head of content and corporate communications.

Mr Vaughan, a former 'Kerryman' reporter, has been with the 'Examiner' since 1991 and its editor since 2001. His appointment as editor came in the wake of a spate of relaunches, which saw the paper's name change from the 'Cork Examiner' to 'The Examiner' and finally 'Irish Examiner' in an effort to build its profile beyond Cork and south Munster.

However, in recent years under Mr Vaughan, the paper has largely reverted to its traditional geographical focus. In 2013, Mr Vaughan steered the title during the complex restructuring of its owner, Thomas Crosbie Holdings (TCH), which had collapsed into receivership.

The process saw ownership of the main TCH title shifting between branches of the founding Crosbie family.

Ultimately, Tom Crosbie, supported by his father, Ted, ended up in control of most of the media assets of TCH through a new company, Landmark Media Investments Ltd.

Newsweaver was founded by Andrew O'Shaughnessy in Cork in 1996 and supplies software to large-scale employers to help ease communications with employees.

Mr Vaughan said he was looking forward to joining Newsweaver at a very exciting time in its development. "This is a great new challenge and I'm really looking forward to being part of Newsweaver's ambitious plans for expansion," he said.

Irish Independent

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