INM announces digital integration of The Herald and The Sunday World
The two papers are attempting to future-proof both titles and keep in line with the company’s commitment to a digital future
19 August 2014
INM announced that it is to integrate the editorial staff of the Sunday World and The Herald into one new “Digital First” seven-day content centre in order to optimise the news offering of both titles.
As part of the new initiative, reporters will file first to digital, ensuring that its audiences across online and print will be provided with the most credible news offering as it happens.
The editorial reorganisation has also been undertaken to future-proof both titles and is in line with the company’s commitment to a digital future. “This is a fundamental restructuring of the production and reporting process by taking advantage of new systems, improvements and work-flows that have already been successfully introduced across the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and The Herald,” said Stephen Rae, editor-in-chief. “This approach, based on an audience-first strategy, will also ensure the continued uniqueness and identity of The Sunday World and The Herald.”
Gerry Lennon, managing director, The Sunday World, said: “Our new publishing systems give us the opportunity to significantly improve workflows and efficiencies, sharing content across multi-platforms while maintaining the core values and unique content of both Sunday World and The Herald.” The initiative is part of the overall ongoing group re-organisation of INM. As a part of the integration, there will be a programme of voluntary redundancies. Employees have been informed and the company, with immediate effect, is engaging with its editorial staff to discuss the redundancies.