Print Roundup: Independent For Sale?; Channel M Cuts; The French Post Launches


imageIndependent sell-off?: We’ve seen several reports of a sale of Independent News and Media’s flagship Independent titles in the last six months. Now comes another, that says outgoing CEO Sir Anthony O’Reilly is is now formally looking to sell them. Times Online‘s article has no comment from the company, but in January INM did announce plans to sell off some assets, and last week reports emerged that the company had appointed a corporate-finance group Lezard to deal with various bids for the paper. Worryingly, Denis O’Brien, who owns more than a quarter of the stock, says there is only a 50-percent chance the company will re-finance a

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