In a move that is a total shocker, well to us anyhow, Metro.co.uk, the digital version of the hugely successful morning freesheet, is to be merged with the Mail Online. Well so says the HuffPo who add that it will be confirmed tomorrow.
There has been a few recent exits like head of content, Martin Ashplant,who defected to CityAM, but folding the online version so that the team focuses solely on print is a surprise.
We thought Metro was doing a great job with its social media friendly top fives, showbiz news and speculative football transfer stories. Shifting the team over will only strengthen the Mail, already one of the world’s most successful online newspapers.
So BBC3 and Metro on the same day…
UPDATE – there are rumours that the only change is that the Mail Online management team is taking over and that Metro.co.uk will continue as a seperate site.
We will find out tomorrow I guess