Nation.Cymru appoints Martin Shipton as associate editor
One of Wales’ most distinguished journalists is to join Nation.Cymru in a new role as Associate Editor.
Martin Shipton was previously political editor-at-large with the Western Mail newspaper and before that served as the title’s chief reporter for 18 years.
A multi award-winning journalist, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained at the heart of the Welsh political scene for more than two decades.
Martin is also the author of several books including, Mr Jones – The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Life and Death of Gareth Jones, and Political Chameleon: In Search of George Thomas.
Martin joins Nation.Cymru at a time of great change and expansion – with an ever-growing audience backed by an increasing number of loyal subscribers.
Commenting on his new role, Martin said: “I am excited to be joining Nation.Cymru, which has quickly established itself as a Welsh news outlet that delivers high quality content and treats its readers with respect.
“I like the fact that its sole loyalty is to the people of Wales and look forward to helping it grow further.”
Nation.Cymru CEO Mark Mansfield added: “I am thrilled to welcome Martin to our team.
“He is widely regarded as the best political journalist in Wales, and securing his services is a major coup for us.
“He brings huge experience and knowledge to the team, and his work will be an invaluable addition to our coverage of Welsh politics and current affairs.
“I can’t wait to see his first piece for us at the weekend.”
Martin follows the appointment of three new journalists in January – Emily Price as News Editor, Siân Williams as Rural Affairs Editor and Rugby Correspondent Simon Thomas.
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A definite coup for Nation Cymru – Martin is a journalist of unquestionable integrity (and one who cares deeply about Wales). Shameful to see the way he has been marginalised at WoL in recent years.
A better headline would have been ‘MARTIN jumps SHIP TO Nation.Cymru’.
Da iawn Iago. Boom boom !
Perhaps having an app would be good as well.
Really? He has new respect in mine eyes.
Newyddion ardderchog! ~ Excellent news!
While Martin was not expected to cover all stories my partner-campaigner (Anne Greagsby) gave him, it was incicative that he would not cover her harassment by Plaid for challenging Leanne Woods’ “Inclusive Feminism” article. That article was the start to transgender penetration of Plaid. Leanne’s response was to get her appointee Mabli Jones (from Stonewall) to press a disciplinary complaint of “transphobia”. An early example of the transcult entering Welsh politics but Martin declined to cover it. When #NolanInvestigates podcasts exposed Stonewall’s penetration of the Welsh Govt. a year ago, the W.Mail Llais-y-Sais failed to cover it – what role… Read more »