Indy goes seven-day as Sunday editor departs

The Independent and the Independent on Sunday are to merge into one seven-day newspaper.

Sunday editor John Mullin will leave the newspaper under the “radical” changes. Current Independent editor Chris Blackhurst will assume responsibility for the Sunday edition.

The move will also see both Independent and Evening Standard journalists share resources.

Andrew Mullins, managing director of the newspaper’s publishers, believes the changes must be made otherwise “further improved performance across our brands cannot be guaranteed”.

The Independent is owned by the media group operated by father and son Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev, who recently won the right to launch a London television channel.

Mullins insisted the changes, which are believed to be costing 20 jobs, will enable the group to become a “truly integrated” multimedia operation “publishing continuously on print, TV and other digital platforms”.

(Source: The Telegraph)




“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


Subscribe to Media Digest via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Media Digest and receive notifications of new stories by email.

Latest Media Industry News, Independent News and Media, UK