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Roger Alton

Roger Alton
Roger Alton
In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 21st August, Stephen Sackur talks to the editor of The Independent newspaper, Roger Alton.

These are the grim headlines in the global newspaper business: sales are down, advertising is shifting to the internet, and the public doesn't trust much of what it reads in the papers.

Roger Alton is well used to the challenges of print journalism.

He edited The Observer for nine years and now he's editor of The Independent.

Stephen Sackur asks him if newspapers are destined for extinction in the digital media age.

HARDtalk is broadcast on BBC World News at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 14:30 GMT, 20:30 GMT and 22:30 GMT

HARDtalk can also be seen on BBC News at 04:30 BST & 23:30 BST

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