The early edition of the Sunday Independent on July 20, 2014 (top) and Stephen Rae, group editor of INM (above)
Further to SindoGate…
The order to stop the presses was made by Stephen Rae, the group editor of INM’s titles, after he was informed by a senior journalist about the contents of the column written by Anne Harris, the newspaper’s editor.
The decision to change Harris’s copy against her wishes led to a heated discussion in the newsroom shortly after 7pm last Saturday, according to sources in the newspaper. Explaining why the presses had been stopped, Campbell Spray, the newspaper’s executive editor of operations, told colleagues Rae was his “ultimate boss”.
Mark Tighe, Sunday Times (behind paywall),
Bewildered Student writes:
“Where the hell is the NUJ [National Union of Journalists]?”
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)