The Independent first hit newsstands in 1986 and ran for 30 years before its final print edition on Saturday 26 March, 2016.
These are the stories about the paper, told by those that made it. They describe: the world in which the paper emerged, thrived, and struggled; the working culture of the paper; major developments in the paper’s evolution; the stories of key figures who shaped it; its innovations, achievements, and disappointments; and the stories it covered, big and small.
You won’t find a tidy eulogy here. We’ve assembled the experiences of people from all over the world and all stages of the paper’s development–perspectives that sometimes match, and sometimes differ–that speak to the rich and varied past of this storied paper.
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