Digital only: UK’s Independent to close print newspapers after 30 years


LONDON — The Independent and the Independent on Sunday newspapers are to close in March, their owner Evgeny Lebedev has confirmed.

Lebedev also confirmed that the lower price i newspaper will be sold to Johnston Press for £24 million ($35 million).

The last issue of The Independent will be published March 26 and the final Independent on Sunday will hit newsstands March 20, with the brand continuing as digital only after that point.

“Today the Independent titles announce an historic transition,” Lebedev said in an email to staff, Press Gazette

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Via: Mashable: Business

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