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News title takes on two journalists after co-founder’s departure

Emily PriceAn independent news title has taken on two new journalists following the departure of its founder.

Nation.Cymru has announced the appointment of Emily Price as news editor, while Siân Williams has been hired as the Wales-wide website’s first-ever rural affairs editor.

The appointments come after Nation.Cymru co-foudner Ifan Morgan Jones took up a new role as senior editor of S4C’s Welsh language Newyddion service.

Emily, pictured, is a graduate of the University of South Wales who specialises in investigative journalism.

She said: “Working as Nation Cymru’s new news editor is just a dream come true for me.

“My focus as a journalist over the last four years has been to cover the diverse stories Wales has to offer whilst ensuring they are fit and engaging for a Welsh audience.

“I want to wish founder, Ifan Morgan Jones all the luck in the world on his new adventure at S4C.”

Sian began her career as a patch reporter with the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald and has since worked in other field including television current affairs and academic research.

She said: “Working for Nation.Cymru is like a homecoming for me. I’m delighted to be working with a bunch of such talented hacks.”

At Nation.Cymru, they join chief executive Mark Mansfield, features editor David Owens, weekend editor Sarah Morgan Jones and books editor Jon Gower.

Mark said: “Ifan was such an important member of the team. His incredible work ethic, talent and sense of humour will be greatly missed by all of us. But these are exciting times as we bring new talent onboard.

“Emily joins us with an outstanding reputation and her talent and determination is a welcome addition to the team.

“Siân is a brilliant investigative journalist and her experience and knowhow adds a new dimension to Nation.Cymru’s reporting.”