The Sligo Champion

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The Sligo Champion
Type weekly Newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Independent News & Media
Editor Jenny McCudden[1]
Founded 1836
Headquarters Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Circulation 12,108 (ABC)
Official website www.sligochampion.ie

The Sligo Champion is a weekly regional newspaper published every Wednesday in Sligo, Ireland. It is considered one of Ireland's leading regional newspapers.[2]

The Sligo Champion was founded in 1836. The first edition was published on 4 June 1836.[2] The newspaper contains local news about County Sligo and surrounding counties, including neighbouring parts of Counties Leitrim and Roscommon.

It was bought by Independent News & Media in 2008. In September 2011, The Sligo Champion celebrated its 175th birthday, attended by, among others, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte.[2][3]

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper had an average weekly circulation of 12,108 for the period from 2 July to 30 December 2007, making it the twelfth most popular regional weekly newspaper in the Republic of Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Mccudden is the new editor at The Sligo Champion". The Sligo Champion. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Harkin, Greg. "Still the reigning Champion after 175 great years". Irish Independent. 19 September 2011.
  3. ^ Pope, Conor. "Media merger shake-up planned". The Irish Times. 17 September 2011. "Communications minister Pat Rabbitte announced the move in Sligo this evening at an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Sligo Champion".

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