The Independent is one of the leading newspapers in the United Kingdom and they are stepping up their coverage of US based news.
The newspaper company is basically setting up a virtual office to add more coverage to news coming out of Washington and major stories occurring all over the United States. The stories will chiefly be available on the web, but the odd news item will make the physical edition all over the UK.
The Independent is experiencing record levels of internet traffic. In January they reported an increase of 53% year on year to 52.5 million online visitors. Meanwhile, UK monthly unique browsers have risen 47% since January 2014, to 20.2 million.
Christian Broughton, digital editor of The Independent said: “These new record figures are testament to the excellent teams we now have in place on independent.co.uk and i100.co.uk. It’s an exciting time for us. We have a big combined platform now, and big ambitions. We’re expanding the editorial staff again over the year ahead, adding new specialisms and building on existing strengths. The US office has two key targets: to extend our US news coverage for our global audience, and to serve our US audience, which accounts for a third of the total, better than ever before.”
The Independent is available to read online, by subscription in the UK and internationally via Pressreader.