I was genuinely saddened to hear the news today that the Independent newspaper will cease print editions. 

The last edition of the Independent will be published on Saturday 26 March, and the last Independent on Sunday on 20 March.

When announcing its “digital-only” move, the newspaper’s owners say they expect some editorial redundancies. I’m particularly saddened to hear this as I’ve always found the Independent journalists to be exemplary professionals, truly interested in the big issues, treating stories with real insight and in many cases, sensitivity.

I’m (just) old enough to remember its launch and hope it goes on trailblazing and reporting online in the same way it has done in print since the 1980s.