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

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 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] It published its final online issue on February 17, 2016.[5]

The newspaper featured a mix of news, sport, social and political issues. It also had 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" was 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 was 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.[6]


  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" Archived 22 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Sally Newall, Press Gazette, 23 January 2009. Accessed 7 March 2010.
  4. ^ Editor's anger at stop and search , BBC News, 24 February 2003.
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  6. ^ 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 4 February 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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