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New editor appointed at TheJournal.ie

TheJournal.ie says goodbye to its founding editor – and welcomes a new one.
May 13th 2011, 11:48 AM 9,118 66

IT IS with sadness – and a great deal of pride in what the site has achieved to date – that Jennifer O’Connell has decided to resign as editor of TheJournal.ie.

Jennifer has been involved in the site since its inception in June 2010, and oversaw its launch in October last year. She is stepping down from her role in order to pursue a number of freelance projects and to spend more time with her young family.

While she will no longer be involved in the day-to-day running of the website, she will continue to write for TheJournal.ie, and to develop new content ideas for the site.

The role of editor of TheJournal.ie has been taken up by Susan Daly.

Susan Daly has worked in the news and sports industry for 14 years. Former day news editor with the Irish Daily Star, she has written extensively for the Irish Independent and other national publications and has been published on a number of online outlets. She is also a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes and was previously deputy editor of TheJournal.ie.

Chief executive Brian Fallon said:

Jennifer has been phenomenally successful in her role over the past 12 months. Under her watch, the site blew through its first year traffic targets in four months. We’ve amassed over 40,000 Facebook fans and have almost 14,000 Twitter followers, in addition to 50,000 downloads of our iPhone, iPad and Android apps. I want to thank her for her ongoing contribution and to congratulate Susan Daly on her appointment as editor.
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