Celebrity editor lined up for day in the hot seat at independent.ie
IT'S already the biggest, most authoritative and most popular online news resource in the country.
But readers of Independent.ie are in for a new treat, with a celebrity guest editor lined up to sit into the hot seat.
Speaking at an event marking the launch of the new online operation, Irish Independent Editor Stephen Rae said the name was being kept under wraps for now. However, readers will find out the identity of the guest editor within the next month.
"I think it's probably the biggest celebrity in the country at the moment," said Joe Webb, chief executive of Independent News & Media (INM) Ireland.
The new online project went live two weeks ago after 16 months of work.
Mr Webb said: "We're very pleased. We've had a very strong reaction to it. It's one of numerous projects in the pipeline."
Ian Byrne, head of Independent Digital, said: "We've had really good feedback from consumers; overwhelmingly it's been positive."