|Editor||Bart Van Doorne|
De Morgen (Dutch for The Morning) is a Flemish newspaper with a circulation of 53,860. It originates from a merger in 1978 of two socialist newspapers Vooruit (newspaper) (nl) ("Onwards") and Volksgazet (nl) ("People's Newspaper").
De Morgen presents itself as an independent and progressive newspaper and a more dynamic alternative to its two competitors in the Flemish market De Standaard and De Tijd. According to the (former) editor-in-chief Yves Desmet (nl), "the Flemish press was secularized" under the influence of De Morgen. It has also won several prizes for its revolutionary lay-out. It has applied advanced printing technology to be able to print with greener, water-based ink and higher quality paper.
The Vooruit was founded in Ghent by Edward Anseele and appeared the first time on 31 August 1884, just before the foundation of the Belgian Labour Party (Dutch: Belgische Werklieden Partij) in 1885. Today De Morgen is published by De Persgroep (which also publishes Het Laatste Nieuws).
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