Sponsors of this year’s “Editor of the Year” award, the Irish Independent is Ireland’s best-selling daily newspaper and its parent publishing house Independent News & Media is the largest media organization in Ireland.

Since the Irish National Student Media awards were launched in 2001, the Irish Independent has supported the awards by contributing judges, presenters, and of course by sponsoring categories.

With a combined reach of 2.4 million readers a week across seven national papers and 13 regional papers, Independent News & Media offers new graduates the opportunity to develop their reporting and editing skills through paid internships and work placements in the heart of Dublin. Interns are encouraged by professional staff to contribute and create their own meaningful projects and see their bylines in the national papers.

The Irish Independent is renowned for its authoritative and trusted reporting on current events, delivering top news stories, sports coverage and general interest features across a myriad of sections.

Last year’s winner was Áine Kenny from Student Independent News from NUI Galway, and we are delighted to partner with an organization that offers real opportunities for student journalists to make a name for themselves in the industry.