The Herald (Glasgow)

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The Herald
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Newsquest
Editor Magnus Llewellin
Founded 1783
Political alignment Centre-left[citation needed]
Language English
Headquarters 200 Renfield Street
Glasgow, Scotland
Circulation 47,226[1]
Sister newspapers The Sunday Herald, The Evening Times
ISSN 0965-9439
OCLC number 29991088
Official website www.heraldscotland.com
The Herald building in Glasgow

The Herald is a Scottish broadsheet newspaper founded in 1783. It is said to be the longest running national newspaper in the world[2] and the eighth oldest daily paper in the world.[3] It is printed at Cambuslang, just outside Glasgow.[4]

History[edit]

The newspaper was founded by John Mennons in January 1783 as a weekly publication called the Advertiser.[2] An early scoop for the paper was official news of American Independence, which reached Mennons via the Lord Provost of Glasgow just as the first edition was being put together. It was, however, only carried on the back page.[5]

Mennons left the newspaper in 1802. The new owners changed the name to The Herald and Advertiser and Commercial Chronicle in 1803 and to The Glasgow Herald in 1804.[2] It became the Glasgow Herald in 1834 and began daily publication in 1858.[2] From 1836 to 1964 the publication was owned by George Outram & Co.[2] It was bought by Sir Hugh Fraser who sold it ten years later to the Lonrho empire.[2] In 1895, publication moved to a building in Mitchell Street and in 1980 it moved to offices in Albion Street in Glasgow, into the old Scottish Daily Express building.[citation needed]

The newspaper changed its name to The Herald on 3 February 1992.[6] That same year the title was bought by Caledonia Newspaper Publishing & Glasgow, and in 1996 was purchased by Scottish Television (later called the Scottish Media Group).[2] As of 2013, the newspaper, along with its related publications, the Evening Times and Sunday Herald, were owned by the Newsquest media group.[2]

Magnus Llewellin assumed editorship of The Herald on 1 February 2013. The paper is published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow and as of 2011 it had an audited circulation of 47,226.

Prominent columnists writing on the paper include Alison Rowat, Collete Douglas-Home, Ruth Wishart, Anne Johnstone, Ian Bell and Iain Macwhirter. It publishes the quarterly Scottish Review of Books as a supplement in the Saturday Herald. Notable past editors include: John Mennons, 1782; Samuel Hunter, 1803; George Outram, 1836; James Pagan, 1856; George MacDonald Fraser, 1964; Alan Jenkins, 1978; and Mark Douglas-Home, 2000.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McIvor, Jamie (12 August 2011). "Scottish daily paper sales slip". Glasgow: BBC Scotland. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Terry, Stephen (2011). Glasgow Almanac: An A–Z of the City and Its People. Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing. Chapter 2, last page. 
  3. ^ Reid 2006, p. xiii.
  4. ^ "About HeraldScotland". Glasgow: Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Reid 2006, p. xiv.
  6. ^ Griffiths 1992, p. 305.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Griffiths, Dennis, ed. (1992). The Encyclopedia of the British Press, 1422-1992. London & Basingstoke: Macmillan. 
  • Phillips, Alastair (1983). Glasgow's Herald: Two Hundred Years of a Newspaper 1783-1983. Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing. ISBN 0-86267-008-X. 
  • Reid, Harry (2006). Deadline: The Story of the Scottish Press. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press. ISBN 9-780715-208366. 

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