A Belgian newspaper publisher has agreed a deal to buy the Independent News and Media group. The company, which publishes the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent alongside a host of regional titles, will be sold to Antwerp-based Mediahuis, if shareholders accept the deal.
But I wanted to ask what is the future for the newspaper industry which was once the centre of public discourse, information and debate? Newspapers used to be the cultural heartbeat of Irish society, but now the landscape of accessing information has fundamentally changed in the digital era.
Well Ivan spoke to Dr. Mick Foley, former Media Lecturer in DIT (now the Technological University of Dublin) and Journalist to discuss the evolution of the industry