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Twitter reaction: What the industry is saying on the Independent print closure


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2016 | 7 min read

In the aftermath of the Independent’s industry defining decision to sell the i for £24m and shutter the print edition of its Independent newspaper, the UK’s media industry shared their sadness at the loss of a giant.

With the i being picked up by Johnston Press on Friday morning (12 February), Independent owner Evgeny Lebedev issued a statement.

The future of the i is now in question and the possibility of job cuts at the outlet remains as the UK media scene drastically shifted this afternoon.

Now Lebedev has pinned the title's hopes on the performance of the Independent’s digital (and therefore digital advertising) offering.

Here are some of the top views from reporters, presenters and more in the media industry, they largely mourned the demise of the print edition.

And to conclude, comedian Chris Addision mused:

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