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By Dominic Ponsford 11 February 16:05
The Independent has always pioneered: from poster front pages, to going tabloid to launching its cut-price sister title i.
By William Turvill 11 February 15:09
The sale of the i would lead to the closure of The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, a senior figure at the group has said. But they told Press Gazette the "idea that it's the end of days is misleading" and "nonsense", saying the website could live on in an enhanced form. This morning, i owner ESI Media confirmed it was in talks to sell the title to Johnston Press. The regional publisher then confirmed it was in "late stage discussions" to acquire the national newspaper for £24m.
By William Turvill 11 February 12:17
Peel Hunt warned that it is "confused" after JP announced it was close to completing a deal to buy the i from ESI Media for around £24m.
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill 11 February 7:26
Johnston Press has confirmed it is in "late stage discussions" to buy the i newspaper for around £24m.
By William Turvill 09 February 17:08
CN Group has announced plans to reduce its annual editorial costs by £600,000, with editors, production journalists and photographers at risk.
By William Turvill 09 February 11:36
The owner of The Guardian and equity group Apax are to share £80m following the stock market flotation of business publisher and events company Ascential.
By William Turvill 05 February 16:23
The company's second quarter results showed this figure was $7m (£4.8m) for its second quarter, up from $5m in the first, to September 2015.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 February 15:52
Johnston Press expects to revise down the estimate of its pensions deficit by some £53m to £37m.
By William Turvill 28 January 15:15
Trinity Mirror's new cut-price national newspaper is set to be launched next month.
By William Turvill 28 January 8:30
Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) announced the change today as it reported Mail newspaper circulation revenues were down 4 per cent year on year in its first quarter, the three months to 31 December.
By William Turvill 26 January 17:20
Johnston Press is said to be on "collision course" with the National Union of Journalists over plans its plans to cut up to 100 jobs.
By William Turvill 20 January 14:25
The Liberum report, seen by Press Gazette, says: "Johnston Press management are experts at taking costs out of the business."
By William Turvill 20 January 8:27
Johnston Press has identified 59 titles it considers to be "sub-core" after revealing it is looking to sell some of its brands.
By William Turvill 19 January 11:49
Journalists at Newsquest have called for an urgent review of the system which sees many titles sub-edited remotely from a centre in Newport, Wales.
By William Turvill 19 January 8:52
Johnston Press has identified "a number of brands" that are not "part of its long-term future" and put them up for sale.
By Dominic Ponsford 15 January 7:52
Sir Ray Tindle is selling a number of his titles in London and Dorset to the current managers. Sir Ray Tindle plans for future with sale of London and Dorset titles to management
By PA Mediapoint 14 January 8:47

Daily Mail and General Trust has launched the search for a new chief executive after Martin Morgan announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

By William Turvill 12 January 8:45
A team of Mirror journalists are working on a new, cut-price national newspaper, well-placed sources have told Press Gazette.
By William Turvill 11 January 14:02
The latest proposed editorial job cuts at Johnston Press will mean the company’s editorial headcount has halved since 2009, according to Press Gazette research.
By William Turvill 11 January 11:42
Nearly 100 editorial jobs are set to go at Johnston Press in the latest round of cuts.

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