New Nation

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New Nation
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Ethnic Media Group
Editor Lester Holloway
Founded 1996
Political alignment Minorities
Headquarters Whitechapel, London

This article is about the British newspaper, which is not to be confused with the Apartheid-era New Nation (South African newspaper) published in Johannesburg, South Africa, the satirical publication in Singapore or The New Nation (South Sudan newspaper).

New Nation was a weekly newspaper published in the UK for the Black British community. Launched in 1996,[1] the newspaper was Britain's Number 1-selling black newspaper. The paper was published every Monday.

The original New Nation masthead was designed by prominent designer Peter Pek.[2]

New Nation was published by Ethnic Media Group, a leading publisher of weekly newspapers, magazines, websites and digital newspapers for Britain’s African, Caribbean, Black British and Asian communities in the UK, until the company went into administration in 2009.[3] It pioneered the development of Black and Asian digital newspapers, reaching a global audience.[4]

The newspaper features a mix of news, sport, social and political issues. It also has a recruitment and personal section. Its weekly entertainment section, The Buzz, featured black music, gospel, general entertainment features as well as exclusive interviews. "Legal Ease" is a legal column written by barrister Ryan Clement, the author of Legal Eyes that used to be a legal column in the weekly newspaper The Voice, which used to be New Nation's main competitor.

In 2003, when several UK newspapers were furnished with details about the death of Margie Schoedinger, a black woman who had filed rape charges against George W. Bush, only the New Nation chose to publish the story.[5]


  1. ^ Decca Aitkenhead, "Black and successful? Here's the good news", The Independent, 13 October 1996.
  2. ^ "New weekly tabloid set to hit the shelves", Design Week, 29 November 1996, p. 5.
  3. ^ "Potential buyers emerge for New Nation newspaper", Sally Newall, Press Gazette, 23 January 2009. Accessed 7 March 2010.
  4. ^ Editor's anger at stop and search , BBC News, 24 February 2003.
  5. ^ Aronowitz, Simon (13 Dec 2003). "In the western world, only one newspaper reports the suicide of the woman who accused George W Bush of rape". Thought Crime News. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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