|There is an "Ir" in Latvia
||[Jun. 3rd, 2017|05:28 pm]
Whenever coming to Latvia, I always know, which journal is worth reading, - "Ir" (There Is in English). This is quite a new weekly released in 2010 and focused on social and political topics. In this short period of time, "Ir" has succeeded in attracting 7,650 subscribers and reached out to 79,000 people. It also may be proud of having received various national and international awards.
"Ir"'s founder is Pauls Raudseps, one of the co-founders of the biggest national newspaper "Diena" (Day), where he worked as the first deputy editor-in-chief, a "Diena.net" director, and finally an editor of the comments' page in 1991-2009. Journal's editor-in-chief is Nellija Ločmele, who worked as a political observer for "Neatkarīga Cīņa" (Independent Struggle, now "Neatkarīga Rīta Avīze", or Independent Morning Paper) in 1992-1993 and "Diena" in 1994-2000. Afterwards, she served as the editor-in-chief for various media and media outlets - politika.lv (2001-2006), "Diena" Regional Papers' Group (also its director, 2006-2008), and "Dienas Mediji" (Diena's Media, 2009).
In May 2017, the publisher also launched an economic journal - "Ir Nauda" (There Is Money), which appears once in two months. Both are highly recommended.