Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Roger Alton feels 'personal failure' for Independent's decline

Roger Alton, editor of The Independent, said he feels a "terrible personal failure" for the newspaper's struggling performance but has ruled out a sale in the immediate future.

Alton told Sky News Online that the state of the newspaper market was "horrific", saying that there's already been "carnage" and he'd be "amazed if some newspapers didn't fail" during the recession.

He said: "The combination of free newspapers, free content on the internet, coupled with this most astounding recession, makes it a very, very inhospitable time for newspapers."

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