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)