The Independent is a British online newspaper. It was established in 1986 as a national morning printed paper. Nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet and changed to tabloid format in 2003. The last printed edition was published on Saturday 26 March 2016, leaving only the online edition.
|Type||Print newspaper (1986–2016)|
Online newspaper (2016–present)
|Owner(s)||Evgeny Lebedev (41%)|
Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel (30%)
Justin Byam Shaw (26%)
Minor shareholders (3%)
|Publisher||Independent Digital News & Media Ltd|
|Founded||7 October 1986|
|Headquarters||Northcliffe House, Kensington, London, United Kingdom|
|Sister newspapers||The Independent on Sunday (1990–2016)|
Online only indy100 (2013–present)
It tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues. The newspaper was controlled by Tony O'Reilly's Irish Independent News & Media from 1997 until it was sold to the Russian oligarch and former KGB Officer Alexander Lebedev in 2010. In 2017, a Saudi Arabian investor bought a 30% stake in it.
In June 2015, the newspaper had an average daily circulation of just below 58,000, 85% down from its 1990 peak, while the Sunday edition had a circulation of just over 97,000. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. The website and mobile app have a combined monthly reach of 22,939,000.