Liverpool Echo

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The Liverpool Echo
Type Daily
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Alistair Machray
Founded 1879
Political alignment Centre-left
Headquarters Post & Echo Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool
Circulation 68,395 (January 2014)
Official website liverpoolecho.co.uk

The Liverpool Echo is a newspaper published by Trinity Mirror in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is published Monday to Sunday, and is Liverpool's daily newspaper. Until 13 January 2012 it had a sister morning paper, the Liverpool Daily Post. In January 2014 the newspaper had an average daily circulation of 68,395, whilst the newly-launched Sunday Echo held a circulation of 33,266.[1]

Historically the newspaper was published by the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Ltd.

The editor is Alistair Machray, who has previously edited the Welsh edition of the Daily Post.

In 1879 the Liverpool ECHO was published as a cheaper sister paper to the Liverpool Daily Post. From its inception until 1917 the newspaper cost a halfpenny. It is now 60p Monday to Friday, 90p on Saturday and 50p on Sunday.

The limited company expanded internationally and in 1985 was restructured as Trinity Holdings Plc. The two original newspapers had just previously been re-launched in tabloid format, reflecting the difficult times of high unemployment and social unrest in Liverpool in the early 1980s.

A special Sunday edition of the Echo was published on 16 April 1989, for reporting on the previous day's Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool F.C. fans were fatally injured at the FA Cup semi-final tie in Sheffield. Every single one of the 75,000 copies printed was sold.[2]

In 1999 Trinity merged with Mirror Group Newspapers to become Trinity Mirror, the largest stable of newspapers in the country.

On 7 January 2014 it was announced that a regular Sunday edition of the paper would be launched. The Sunday Echo will be "a seventh day of publication, not an independent product," according to the paper.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyle, Darren. "Press Gazette, 17 February 2014". http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/. Progressive Media International. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Liverpool Echo to launch Sunday Echo on January 19

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