Apparently Head Rambles is now considered amongst the media elite.
You read it here first, folks!
I just received a mail announcing that the Irish Times is to be free of subscription as and from Monday.
The move to irishtimes.com is designed to make the newspaper the dominant media website in Ireland in the 21st century. The change from a subscription model to a free newspaper on irishtimes.com is a further instalment in the biggest editorial development programme in the history of the newspaper embarked upon last February with the redesign and modernisation of The Irish Times and the launch of new supplements.
Ireland.com is to be rebranded as an entirely new website –
The new ireland.com will combine relevant content across a range of channels, local services and search functionality in a manner that has not been seen in Ireland before. The new site is aimed at Irish internet users or people elsewhere with an interest in Ireland and all things Irish.
The mail was sent to such luminaries as RTE, The Independent, Business & Finance and the Guardian. There were quite a few radio stations in there too.
And a small clutch of bloggers, including Damien Mully, Twenty Major and [for some strange reason] myself.
I can truly say I have arrived.
I’m on the same mailing list as Pat ‘The Plank’ Kenny.