Mon 01 Jun, 2009
What is forth?
forth is an Irish online publication that seeks to dig beneath the surface issues covered in the news and offer a fresh perspective on Irish, European and global affairs.
What are forth’s politics?
forth is unaligned but considers itself progressive, however vague that term has become in recent years. Our main objective is to bring clarity to the issues we cover and challenge conventional thinking.
Who works for forth?
forth is edited by Jason Walsh, a Dublin-based journalist who has written for the Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, the Guardian, the Independent, Magill, Business and Finance, Village and other magazines and newspapers. The site is the work of a network of people who give their time for free including Stephen McGlennon and David Hunter. Other contributors include author academic Andrew Calcutt, journalist Lenny Antonelli and curator Finbar Rosato.
Who writes for forth?
Anyone who wants to. We actively encourage debate and so have an open-door policy on contributions. Pitches should be sent to our commissioning editor: commissioningeditor AT forward.ie. Please do not send unsolicited manuscripts.
What does the name mean?
forth is in favour of progress – we want society to move forward, to grow and develop. We see forth as progressive but this does not mean we necessarily seek to take traditional left-wing views on any particular issue. The name forth is also a nod to Vorwärts, a progressive newspaper published in Germany between 1891 and 1933 and the Jewish Daily Forward in New York.
How often does forth publish?
forth publishes daily.
How is forth financed?
In short, it’s not. forth is was paid-for entirely by its editor from launch in October 2009 until March 2010. Since then it has been paid for by reader subscriptions.
How can I disagree with forth?
Write to us at: letters AT forth.ie. We are happy to publish dissenting opinions and relish discussion. Alternatively, use our comment forums or suggest an article.
I just saw you guys! We launched a little over a year ago. I guess you’re our European brothers. Love your mission! Keep in touch!
FORTH Magazine, Los Angeles
By Jeremy Pollack on 2010 01 29
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