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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 only 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; 36 years ago (1986-10-07)|
|Ceased publication||26 March 2016 (print)|
|Headquarters||Alphabeta Building, 14–18 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AH, London|
|Sister newspapers||The Independent on Sunday (1990–2016)|
Online only indy100 (2013–present)
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. Lebedev also co-owned Novaya Gazeta alongside Mikhail Gorbachev until the latter's death on 30 August 2022. In 2017, Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel bought a 30% stake in The Independent.
The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. The website and mobile app had a combined monthly reach of 19,826,000 in 2021. The Independent won the Brand of the Year Award in The Drum Awards for Online Media 2023.