INM to merge ‘Herald’ and ‘Sunday World’ newsrooms
Irish media group will hire tabloid platform editor to lead new seven-day newsroom
INM titles the Herald and the Sunday World both recorded steep declines in their newspaper circulations in the second half of 2016. Photograph: Frank Miller
Independent News & Media has decided to merge the newsrooms of its tabloid newspapers, the Herald and the Sunday World, into a seven-day operation in the latest restructuring of its editorial activities.
The country’s biggest newspaper publisher also intends to appoint a tabloid platform editor, who will oversee both titles in their print and digital formats. This position will be open to both internal and external candidates.