U.K.'s 'The Independent' Newspaper to Shutter Print Edition

The Independent

The paper's last print edition, along with that of the 'Independent on Sunday,' is expected to be published in late March.

In a move that had been widely expected across the U.K. media industry, British newspapers the Independent and Independent on Sunday are set to cease their print editions and become digital-only.

Russian owner Evgeny Lebedev confirmed the news on Friday, adding that the last print edition of the 30-year-old paper would go out in late March.

Lebedev, also publisher of the London Evening Standard newspaper, is selling the Independent's cut-price spin-off i, which he launched in 2010, to Johnston Press.