Dan’s Papers, an editorial, events and digital business, will be launching a new East End media company with The Independent.
Both companies’ collaborative effort will be called “Dan’s Independent Media,” which will be “poised to lead as the largest, most diversified media and news company on Long Island’s East End,” reports Yahoo Finance.
The new company’s newspaper will be published weekly in The Dan’s Papers format amalgamating The Independent’s news and special content. The new venture will also feature a range of digital and social content.
Richard Burns, Dan’s Independent Media chairman, said:
“We started our conversations at the turn of the year, well before the COVID-19 lockdown, knowing that if we came together, we could become a true omni-channel media powerhouse. There are great synergies between the companies, and this combination allows Dan’s to join with a first-rate news franchise, as well as terrific people and clients at The Independent. Ultimately, this merger of forces will serve our readers and our customers extremely well.”