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Thursday 23 November 2017

Celebrity editor lined up for day in the hot seat at independent.ie

From left: Helen Stacey, Magna Global; Joe Webb, CEO INM Ireland; Jen Walsh, Magna Global; Stephen Rae, Editor ‘Irish Independent’; and Ian Byrne, CEO Irish Independent Digital, at the launch of Irish Independent Digital at 37 Dawson Street.
From left: Helen Stacey, Magna Global; Joe Webb, CEO INM Ireland; Jen Walsh, Magna Global; Stephen Rae, Editor ‘Irish Independent’; and Ian Byrne, CEO Irish Independent Digital, at the launch of Irish Independent Digital at 37 Dawson Street.
Eileen Ruddy, Sales Director, and Julian Hecksher, Online Sales Manager, of Independent Digital
Rachel Ray of Mindshare
Maeve O'Meara and Suzanne McElliott of IAB Ireland
Mary Szymanski, Radical, Colum O'Hara, Starcom with SallyAnn King, Starcom
Maeve O'Meara, IAB Ireland, John McGee, IMJ, and Suzanne McElliott, IAB Ireland
Clara White, Sam Piggins and Rachel Ray from Mindshare
Ian Byrne, CEO, and Eileen Ruddy, Sales Director, Independent Digital
Clara White and Cian McDonagh, Mindshare
Jen Walsh and Helen Stacey of Magna Global
Julian Hecksher, Online Sales Manager - Independent Digital, Joe Webb, CEO - INM Ireland, SallyAnn King, Starcom
Joe Webb, CEO - INM Ireland, Justin Cullen, Radical, Stephen Rae, Editor - Irish Independent, Suzanne McElliott, IAB Ireland, Ian Byrne, CEO - Independent Digital
Joe Webb, CEO - INM Ireland, Jill Robinson, Mindshare, Stephen Rae, Editor - Irish Indepndent, Ian Byrne, CEO - Independent Digital
Joe Webb, CEO - INM Ireland, Neil Johnston, Mindshare, Stephen Rae, Editor - Irish Independent, Ian Byrne, CEO - Independent Digital
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

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."

Irish Independent

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