Enda Kenny was on hand earlier this week to cut the ribbon on a new digital-led news hub in Independent News & Media’s Talbot Street headquarters.
The news hub will facilitate and manage editorial and content for the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Herald, Sunday World and Independent.ie.
According to the company, the development of the centralised news hub follows a thorough examination of the editorial systems in Talbot Street, and the project was implemented after considerable research into international best practice around the operation of modern newsrooms in a rapidly changing environment in news publishing.
“We studied the best newsrooms across the globe and the content hub we’ve developed here was specifically designed for INM. The launch of the ‘platform neutral’ newsroom follows a period of considerable change for the editorial team in Talbot Street. Our journalists and digital team have risen to the challenge and are delivering top quality journalism across all our platforms from the central newsroom,” says Stephen Rae, editor-in-chief, Independent News & Media.
“Our online and editorial teams now operate from the one floor. This mix of journalists and digital experts in the one space will drive our technology focus and lead to the best online offering available,” he said.