Journalists from across the industry have been saddened by news that The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are closing.
Following the sale of the i newspaper to Johnston Press, The Independent will be a digital-only brand.
Here are a selection of the comments from journalists on Twitter.
Times sketch writer and diarist Patrick Kidd: "I've seen a lot of newspaper culls, often brutal ones, but the news about the Independent is so sad. Lots of very good people there."