The Independent has been at the front line of journalism since 1986, with its purpose to challenge and debate way ahead of its time. In today’s increasingly fragmented world, communities value real facts and frank opinions delivered first-hand from a non-biased news brand that they can trust. Armed with information and inspiration, Independent readers are empowered and equipped to take a stand for the things they believe in. The first of the quality news brands to embrace a digital-only future in 2016, The Independent is a dynamic, brand-safe environment for advertisers to reach a huge, loyal audience. The Independent is currently the UK’s largest quality digital news brand.
The Independent is growing like no other news organisation. Since becoming a digital-only publication in 2016, we have delivered five years of consecutive, increasing profit. We have grown revenue by 52% over the last two years despite the challenging international backdrop, while also growing our editorial staff by 53%, delivering a commercial and journalistic success. We have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that quality digital journalism is a growing and profitable business.