Southern Daily Echo
Southern Daily Echo, 23 June 2009
|Publisher||Newsquest Media (Southern)|
|News editor||Gordon Sutter|
|Sports editor||Simon Carter|
|Photo editor||Paul Collins|
Test Lane, Southampton SO16 9JX
67,778 daily (total combined), 26,856 daily (print),40,922 daily (online)
|Sister newspapers||Hampshire Chronicle, Romsey Advertiser, Bournemouth Daily Echo|
The paper was first published in August 1888. It is published from Monday to Saturday. There is one edition a day; Thursday and Saturday are job days, where all local job vacancies can be advertised.
The Echo was initially a daily newspaper before becoming an evening paper and changing its name to the Evening Echo on July 1, 1958. It returned to being the Daily Echo again on January 10, 1994.
The Echo is currently the only paid-for local newspaper which covers the city of Southampton, and is a politically neutral publication.
On Saturdays, the Daily Echo produced Sports Pink is also sold. This is used for the reporting of sport stories regularly involving local sports team Southampton Football Club. This is one of only two surviving 'local football papers' which used to be common throughout the UK.
The newspaper moved to its current main offices in the Redbridge area of Southampton in 1997, with district offices in Winchester. The former city centre offices of the Daily Echo are now the site of the Above Bar entrance to the WestQuay Shopping Centre, which opened in 2000.
The Southern Daily Echo was named Newspaper of the Year 2009 and 2011, and Campaigning Newspaper of the Year 2011 at the annual EDF Energy South East and London Media Awards.
The newspaper's website, dailyecho.co.uk, won Website of the Year at the 2012 EDF Energy South East and London Media Awards.
The current editor is Ian Murray, who has edited the newspaper since 1998.