‘Things are changing and changing fast. That doesn’t mean you sell your soul’

The Irish Daily Mirror’s digital ad revenue will this year outstrip its print ad revenue, and its editor-in-chief John Kierans says it’s all from old-fashioned scoops

19th February, 2017
John Kierans, editor-in-chief at the Irish Daily Mirror says survival is all about change Picture: Fergal Phillips

John Kierans – known to almost everyone as Jumbo – is holding up his iPhone. “This,” he said as he pointed to it, “is the new tabloid newspaper”.

It’s a big statement given that Kierans, who started working as a cub reporter at the Drogheda Independent in 1981, is what many would describe as an old-school newspaper man.

But things change. Four years ago, the Irish Daily Mirror did not...

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