Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
London, United Kingdom
The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev. Nicknamed The Indy, it was launched in 1986 and is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
Originally a broadsheet newspaper, it has been published in a tabloid format since 2003. The Independent is regarded as leaning to the left politically, but tends to take a classical liberal, pro-market stance on economic issues. It has not affiliated itself with any political party and features a range of views given on its editorial and comment pages. The paper originally described itself as “free from party political bias, free from proprietorial influence” — a banner it carried on the front page of its daily edition. This banner was dropped in September 2011.