Reynold's News

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Reynold's News
Founder(s)George William MacArthur Reynolds[1]
Founded5 May 1850[2]
Ceased publication18 June 1967[3]

Reynold's News was a Sunday newspaper in the United Kingdom,[4] founded as Reynolds's Weekly Newspaper[5] by George W. M. Reynolds in 1850,[6] who became its first editor. By 1870, the paper was selling more than 350,000 weekly copies. George died in 1879, and was succeeded as editor by his brother, Edward Reynolds.[7]

After Edward's death in 1894, the paper was bought by Henry Dalziel[7] and, in 1924, was retitled Reynold's Illustrated News.[5] In 1929, the paper was acquired by the Co-operative Press, linked to the Co-operative Party,[7] and, in 1936, its title was shortened to Reynold's News.

After the left-wing journalist H. N. Brailsford wrote a series of articles in Reynold's News critical of the Moscow show trials, the paper received hundreds of letters both supporting Brailsford and criticising him.[8] In 1944, it was retitled again, this time as Reynold's News and Sunday Citizen.[5] During the 1950s, it began to make a loss, and was relaunched in 1962 as a tabloid, the Sunday Citizen, but the final issue was published on 18 June 1967.[7]


1850: George W. M. Reynolds
1879: Edward Reynolds
1894: William Thompson
1907: Henry Dalziel
1920: John Crawley
1929: Sydney Elliott
1941: Bill Richardson


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  4. ^ Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1961). Sessional Papers. H.M. Stationery Office.
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  6. ^ James Curran; Jean Seaton (10 September 2009). Power Without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain. Routledge. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-135-24859-8.
  7. ^ a b c d "Gone and (largely) forgotten Archived 2012-07-28 at", British Journalism Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2006, pp.50–52
  8. ^ F. M. Leventhal, "H. N. Brailsford and Russia: The Problem of Objectivity", in Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (Summer 1973), pp. 81‐96.


  • David Butler and Jennie Freeman, British Political Facts, 1900-1967, p. 281