The Journal (formerly styled as is an online newspaper in Ireland. It was a mixture of original and aggregated content, before moving to entirely original content.[2] The website was founded in early 2010.[3]

The Journal
TypeOnline newspaper
Owner(s)Journal Media
EditorSinead O'Carroll
Deputy editorChristine Bohan
Managing editorSusan Daly
Sports editorAdrian Russell
Staff writers20 news department staff[1]
Founded2010; 14 years ago (2010)
Headquarters4th floor, Golden Lane, Latin Hall, Dublin 8
Circulation750,000 monthly unique users (December 2011)

It was edited by Jennifer O'Connell in 2010–2011,[4] and by Susan Daly between 2011[5] and August 2019, when Sinead O'Carroll stepped into the role[6] with Daly's promotion to Managing Editor. The publication employs approximately 75 people.[3]

Content edit

The Journal produces 70 original pieces of content per day.[7] The website was originally divided into four components: itself for Irish and international news and opinion; Fora for business news; The 42 (formerly TheScore) for sports news;[8] and The Daily Edge for entertainment and gossip.

The Daily Edge ceased operations on 29 March 2019[9] and Fora on 9 April 2020. Fora was wound down due to a decline in advertising revenue prompting the parent to reduce its costs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland.[10]

Noteworthy edit

The investigative platform Noteworthy was launched in April 2019.[11] It is an Irish investigative journalism platform, published by Journal Media. Readers are invited to submit ideas for investigations and these are then crowdfunded through the site.[12] The site received backing from Google's Digital News Innovation fund in 2018 to create the platform.[3][13][14]

Investigations by Noteworthy have won and been shortlisted for Irish and international awards, including a nomination for the Mary Raftery Prize for the series on planning in Kilkenny called "A bridge too far",[15] and the Justice Media Awards.[16] In 2021, Maria Delaney of Noteworthy and Michelle Hennessy of TheJournal, were awarded the Journalism Excellence Award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards for their series "Tough Start" investigating the experiences of children from the Traveller community in the Irish education system.[17][18] Investigations have also been cited in the Seanad and Dáil on a number of occasions.[19][20][21]

The 42 edit

The 42 is an Irish app and sports news website, published by Journal Media.[8] It covers association football, GAA sports, rugby, athletics, boxing, MMA and other sports. The website was formerly known as before changing its name to The 42 in 2014.[8] The sports site is run by editor Adrian Russell, with Niall Kelly acting as deputy editor.

In April 2019, The 42 was named Sports Media Outlet of the Year at the Irish Sport Federation awards.[22]

Awards edit

2011 edit won three Eircom Spider Awards—Best News Site, the Digital Editor Award, and the Grand Prix Award for Best Overall Site. It also won two Irish Web Awards—Best Online Publication and Grand Prix for Best Website.[23] In addition, it won the award for Best Media/Publishing App at the Appy Awards.[24]

2020 edit

In 2020, won the Mary Raftery Prize for its podcast series on the Stardust fire.[25]

Authors and contributors edit

Journalists and reporters with The Journal include Aoife Barry, Christine Bohan, Daragh Brophy, Orla Ryan, Emer Moreau, Carl Kinsella and Christina Finn. Other occasional contributors include Rory Hearne and Emma DeSouza. Writers who previously worked for include Gavan Reilly, Emer McLysaght, and Nick Leeson.

References edit

  1. ^ Software developer job advertisement
  2. ^ O'Connell, Siobhán (9 September 2010). "Copycat news site set to feed in chat and reaction". The Irish Times.
  3. ^ a b c "Engaged Journalism Accelerator". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Student Loans". New Tech Post.
  5. ^ "New editor for". Business & Leadership. 13 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Twitter update on promotion". Twitter. 22 August 2019.
  7. ^ "AOP Member Profiles".
  8. ^ a b c "Journal Media - About Us". The 42. Retrieved 12 March 2024. Our sports publication started out as TheScore in 2010 ... A rebrand to The 42 in 2015 saw the growing team double down on long-form features and multimedia analysis.
  9. ^ "Bye from, and thanks for all the memories". The Daily Edge. 29 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Farewell from Fora: A pleasure doing business with you – Fora". 9 April 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  11. ^ Tranum, Sam (29 January 2020). "Sam: What The Journal Has Learnt So Far in Its Search for a Different Way to Fund Journalism". Dublin Inquirer. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  12. ^ Walker, James (8 April 2019). "Irish news publisher launches platform to crowdfund investigation ideas submitted by public". Press Gazette. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  13. ^ Burns, John (21 April 2019). "Is Google the future of journalism funding?". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  14. ^ Parker, Rocky (23 October 2019). "5 Projects Taking a Fresh Look at Journalism and the News Model | Beyond Bylines". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  15. ^ Hilliard, Mark (5 November 2020). "Reporting on child welfare and homelessness nominated for Mary Raftery Prize". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  16. ^ Daly, Adam (25 June 2020). "Journal Media wins five Justice Media Awards for excellence in legal journalism". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021". 28 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  18. ^ McGarry, Patsy (28 November 2021). "Founder of girls' support group wins Red Cross Humanitarian of Year award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Biodiversity: Motion: 5 Nov 2020: Seanad debates (". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  20. ^ "An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business: 18 Nov 2020: Seanad debates (". Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  21. ^ "Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science: Statements – Dáil Éireann (33rd Dáil)". Houses of the Oireachtas. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  22. ^ "The42 wins Media Outlet of the Year prize at Sports Federation awards". 16 April 2019.
  23. ^ " wins best publication at Irish web awards". The Irish Times.
  24. ^ "Digital and Social Media Marketing Training".
  25. ^ Aodha, Gráinne Ní (17 December 2020). "'s Stardust wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize". Retrieved 30 November 2021.

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