Ciar Byrne

Writer and journalist

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As a freelance journalist, I explore the journey of media companies as they negotiate the obstacles and opportunities of the digital age. I am a regular freelancer for In Publishing and a former Arts and Media Correspondent for The Independent. I have also worked as a staff journalist for The Guardian and Private Eye.

Voltaire said that in difficult times we must cultivate our garden, so I also garden and write about gardening. If you would rather read about soil than social media, visit me at

If fiction is more your thing, I have just finished writing my debut novel, an historical thriller - watch this space.


Data Plus

The Lawyer’s editor Catrin Griffiths on their data journey

Podcasting comes of age

The Guardian’s head of video and audio Christian Bennett talks podcasting

Room for growth

My interview with The Economist’s global circulation MD Marina Haydn.


Climate change planting

How show gardens are leading the way in planting for climate change

The Wildish Garden

Seeking wildness in the garden in over-complicated times

Aquilegias and the Three Sisters Native American growing method

Phone: 07968 823 835


Twitter: @ciarbyrne