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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

Johnston Press to expand i newspaper into Northern Ireland

theguardian.com — The new owner of the i newspaper plans to expand into Northern Ireland, hire more than 30 staff and launch its own website. Johnston Press, owner of more than 220 local titles including the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post, has acquired the i from Evgeny Lebedev for £24.4m.
Feb 12, 2016

Johnston Press to expand i newspaper into Northern Ireland d.gu.com/KV1tgx

Independent and Independent on Sunday print closures confirmed

linkis.com — Owner Evgeny Lebedev says last print editions of newspapers will appear in late March as i title sold to Johnston Press
Feb 12, 2016

Independent and Independent on Sunday print closures confirmed ln.is/www.theguardia…

Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed

theguardian.com — Evgeny Lebedev has confirmed the closure of the Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, with the last print editions to go out in late March. Lebedev, who also confirmed the sale of the cut-price national stablemate 'i' to Johnston Press, did not reveal how many of the 150 full-time staff would lose their jobs.
Feb 12, 2016

Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed - very sad day for British journalism gu.com/p/4gk2g/stw

Feb 12, 2016

Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed gu.com/p/4gk2g/stw

Feb 12, 2016

v sad day: Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed gu.com/p/4gk2g/stw

Feb 12, 2016

RT @jasondeansy: v sad day: Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed gu.com/p/4gk2g/stw

Feb 12, 2016

UK Independent and Independent on Sunday closures confirmed. #BadOmen gu.com/p/4gk2g?CMP=Sh…

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Chris Blackhurst joins Lynton Crosby's consultancy firm

theguardian.com — Chris Blackhurst, a former editor of the Independent, is to join election guru Lynton Crosby's corporate and political consultancy. Blackhurst is to join Crosby Textor Fullbrook full time in a senior executive role. "I'm fascinated by the work that they do," said Blackhurst. "I think I can make a good contribution.

Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today

theguardian.com — Evgeny Lebedev is expected to announce later on Friday that the print editions of the Independent and Independent on Sunday will be closed. Lebedev is in the final stages of a deal to sell the i, the cut-price national title which has financially supported the Independent since launching in 2010, with the £25m proceeds to be used to focus on building the independent.co.uk website - at the expense of the newspapers.
Feb 12, 2016

Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today: gu.com/p/4gjz9/stw via @Guardian.

Feb 12, 2016

RT @mediaguardian: Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today d.gu.com/KTsQyD

Feb 12, 2016

Sad news re @Independent. Did first shift on national paper there & 13 years as deputy editor. Thoughts with staff theguardian.com/media/2016/feb…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @guardian: Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today trib.al/2CAXMWg

Feb 12, 2016

Independent expected to announce closure of print editions later today gu.com/p/4gjz9/stw

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Lebedevs seek financial security at strike-threatened Independent

theguardian.com — This week MediaGuardian 25, our survey of Britain's most important media companies, covering TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, music and digital, looks at Independent Print Limited. Uncertainty about financial backing for the Independent may have been laid to rest when its Russian owner, Alexander Lebedev, avoided a jail sentence earlier this month over a TV brawl.

Independent owner considering closing national print titles

theguardian.com — The owner of the Independent and Independent on Sunday is considering closing the national print titles and moving to a web-only operation. Evgeny Lebedev and his top lieutenants have not yet made a final decision, however it is widely expected they will to cease printing the 30-year old newspaper, leading to significant job losses.
Feb 11, 2016

Independent owner considering closing national print titles gu.com/p/4gjvj/stw

Feb 11, 2016

Independent owner considering closing national print titles in move to web-only operation gu.com/p/4gjvj/stw

Feb 11, 2016

Wow, would be v, v sad to see the Independent close. Some fantastic journalists there, learnt a lot working there theguardian.com/media/2016/feb…

Feb 11, 2016

"It is widely expected they will cease printing [the Independent]." theguardian.com/media/2016/feb…

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Evgeny Lebedev in talks to sell i newspaper to Johnston Press

theguardian.com — Johnston Press and the company run by Evgeny Lebedev have confirmed that they are in advanced discussions about a £24m sale of the i, the cut price national newspaper. Johnston Press, which owns more than 200 local titles, was bullish about the talks, saying they are at "late stage" for a cash deal to acquire the "business and certain assets of the i.
Feb 11, 2016

Evgeny Lebedev in talks to sell i newspaper to Johnston Press d.gu.com/KTMGDS

Chris Evans confirms Top Gear full presenting lineup

theguardian.com — Chris Evans has confirmed the full presenting lineup for Top Gear including ex-Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan, Friends star Matt LeBlanc, motoring journalist Chris Harris and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz. Evans unveiled the team for the new-look Top Gear on his BBC2 radio breakfast show with a tongue-in-cheek reference to Sergio Leone's 1960 classic western.

Kardashians producers to launch one-stop reality TV streaming service

theguardian.com — Reality TV junkies rejoice, NBCUniversal is to launch a one-stop TV streaming service that will be the home to hits including Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and The Real Housewives franchise. The new subscription service, which will launch in the UK, Ireland & Australia next month, will be priced at £3.99 a month.
Feb 11, 2016

Kardashians producers to launch one-stop reality TV streaming service d.gu.com/KTJtkF

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Feb 13, 2016

@BethRigby @StigAbell four! "Expected", "confirmed", "stars + digi issue", "JPress i plans". & that followed Thursday.. I'm burnt...

Feb 13, 2016

@BethRigby exhibit, exhibit - the Making A Murderer effect Riggers?

Feb 13, 2016

@BethRigby @StigAbell Indeed, the issue of print vs online editorial tone/strategy was one of 1st issues raised theguardian.com/media/2016/feb…

Feb 13, 2016

RT @gdnmostviewed: Executives bemoan people buying overpriced coffee over Independent bit.ly/1SnJvuw

Feb 13, 2016

RT @adamsherwin10: Independent On Sunday has been produced with core staff of just 12 @lisamarkwell tells @BBCr4today Amazing achievement

Feb 12, 2016

@edibow Brave new digital world and return of Virgin brand - what's not to get excited about.

Feb 12, 2016

Johnston Press to expand i newspaper into Northern Ireland d.gu.com/KV1tgx

Feb 12, 2016

@alexGspence I was there in 1998 and tbh I'd be a bit scared to go back - everything I've read shows it is like mini-Thailand now. Eek

Feb 12, 2016

Independent aims to keep stars and boost quality in digital shift d.gu.com/KV0RLB


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