Express & Echo

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Express & Echo
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Local World
Editor Jon-Paul Hedge [1]
Founded 1904
Circulation 19,749 (Jul-Dec 2012)[2]
Official website exeterexpressandecho.co.uk

The Express & Echo is a paid-for newspaper for Exeter and the surrounding area.

History[edit]

The Express & Echo was established in 1904 as the result of a merger between the Western Echo and the Devon Evening Express, which was founded in 1864. It was published on green-tinted newsprint until 1930. It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in 1979.[3]

It was published daily until September 2011, when it became a weekly newspaper.[4] In 2012, Local World acquired previous owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyle, Darren (1 February 2014). "Local World appoints Jon-Paul Hedge as editor of Exeter Express & Echo". Press Gazette. 
  2. ^ "Exeter - Express & Echo". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Newspaper History at the Wayback Machine (archived November 24, 2009)
  4. ^ Linford, Paul (5 Aug 2011). "Exeter daily becomes latest Northcliffe title to go weekly". HoldTheFrontPage. 
  5. ^ Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012