Southern Daily Echo
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Southern Daily Echo, 23 June 2009
|News editor||Gordon Sutter|
|Sports editor||Simon Carter|
|Photo editor||Paul Collins|
Test Lane, Southampton SO16 9JX
|Circulation||31,000 daily (print)|
|Sister newspapers||Hampshire Chronicle, Romsey Advertiser|
The Southern Daily Echo, commonly known as the Daily Echo or simply The Echo, is a local tabloid newspaper that covers the area of south-central Hampshire, England, including the city of Southampton. It is owned by Newsquest, the one of the largest publisher of local newspapers in the United Kingdom.
It was first published in August 1888 and celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2008. 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 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 three surviving 'pink 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 Eastleigh, Winchester and Lymington. 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.