"'Girl with a One Track Mind' blogger and author Zoe Margolis has said she is taking legal action against the Independent on Sunday after she was [wrongly] referred to as a 'hooker' in a headline."
"Alexander Lebedev ... will this week pay a token £1 to take control of The Independent — the same price as buying one copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday over five years."
"Mail Online, Trinity Mirror and Future Publishing have said they will remain subscription-free, despite news that The Independent and Times Online may charge for content."
"Bauer ... told new media age it was investigating a charging structure. A spokeswoman for Bauer said, "It's a business model we keep a close eye on and continue to investigate its potential, but for the time being our consumer-facing digital brands remain free.'"
"The idea The Independent newspaper is considering moving to an online-only publication is "preposterous", according to Simon Kelner, the paper's managing director and editor-in-chief."
Roy Greenslade on 26 November 2008: "I rather fancy the O'Reillys will greet this idea with thin smiles and a shaking of heads before pointing out how naïve I must be. After all, I know they have toyed with the idea, and that they did some interesting sums to show how unfeasible it would be to take such a step."
"Independent News and Media (UK) Ltd has selected Nstein's Text Mining Engine (TME) solution to semantically tag and organize its vast library of media assets."
"Independent News & Media (INM) is targeting a 40 per cent cut in the workforce at its British Independent and Independent on Sunday newspaper titles as part of a plan to share production and back-up services with other newspapers..."
"Daily Mail owner Daily Mail and General Trust is believed to be considering a bid for the Independent and its Sunday sister title, part of Independent News & Media. It is unclear whether discussions between the two companies have taken place, or if a deal will be struck, but industry sources claim the titles could be off-loaded for £1, with DMGT taking on the loss-making papers' liabilities."
Mapping criminal activity by ward from NISRA Statistics.
Kelner: “Things are not good at the moment, although it’s not as bad as the regional press, which is in a desperate, desperate state. We own the Belfast Telegraph, which is having a tough time at the moment.”
Commenter rips into Gavin O'Reilly's view about the health of newspapers: "It’s fine for aul Gavin, investing in rising markets in India and Africa, but I don’t work there and I don’t invest there."
Indy relaunches its web site, using templates similar to those used on stablemate Independent.ie.
"As newspaper readership stagnates in the US and Europe, India's newspapers are enjoying the kind of golden age the US saw at the end of the 19th century. These prospects are luring in international groups."