Unit 11.1



Means of communication and information: Printed press

Conditions of life and social structure

Main Newspapers

  • The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper. It was founded by mill-owners in 1821 in reaction to the closure of the radical workers’ newspaper Manchester Observer.
  • The Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 1964 as a successor broadsheet to the Daily Herald, it became a tabloid in 1969 after it was purchased by its current owners.
  • The Daily Mail is a British daily conservative, a middle-market tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust. First published in 1896 by Lord Northcliffe, it is the United Kingdom’s second biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun.
  • The Times is a British newspaper issued from Monday to Saturday. It is also referred to as The London Times and The Times of London. It is being published since 1785 when it was named The Daily Universal Register, the name was changed to The Times in 1788.
  • The Daily Telegraph is a British daily conservative newspaper founded in 1855 when it was named Daily Telegraph and Courier.
  • The Daily Mirror is a British daily tabloid founded in 1903 addressed to working-class and aligned to the Labour Party. It does not have its separate Scottish version.

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