The INQUIRER reaches end-of-life
IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART we should announce that The INQUIRER has reached end-of-life.
Our writer, Incisive Media, has made the verdict to close down the web page, which has come as an enormous surprise to everybody right here at The INQUIRER. We have been knowledgeable through our writer closing week – Merry Christmas! Satisfied Tory landslide! – which has made the verdict that because of a contemporary decline in virtual promoting, along side a transformation of focal point for the trade, it was once time for The INQUIRER to move darkish.
The website online will stay reside till the top of March, however Thursday would be the ultimate day that we will be able to be publishing new content material.
I have been at The INQUIRER for nearly 8 years, shifting as much as editor for the previous 3, and it’s been an absolute privilege. Prior to becoming a member of, I used to be a long-time admirer of the website online, which since its debut in 2001 has energised tech journalism with its fearless angle, snarky reporting, world-reaching exclusives and its talent to have an, er, bit amusing from time to time.
That is all, after all, on account of the improbable staff of newshounds at the back of it. I have had the excitement of running with many; there may be Madeline Bennett, who taught me the whole lot I learn about this relentless trade, and Dave Neal, our much-loved ‘crisps and dinkles’ correspondent who unfortunately misplaced his fight with most cancers in 2018.
After which there may be INQ’s present dream staff; Chris Merriman, Roland Moore-Colyer and Alan Martin – 3 of essentially the most hardworking, proficient, and hilarious other people I have ever met, who in combination made The INQUIRER an excessively particular position to paintings. So particular, in reality, that we are hoping this is not the closing you’ll be able to be seeing people. Watch this house, expensive reader.
And that brings me to crucial level of all. Thank-you – sure, you! – expensive reader. Over the last 20 years, you might have been the lifeblood of this web page. With out you, The INQUIRER would were a short-lived experiment, however your inquisitiveness, improve and, er, frequently truthful comments made The INQUIRER the good fortune that it was once.
We’re going to see you down the pub, ours is a huge one. µ