South Wales Echo

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South Wales Echo
South Wales Echo.jpg

Media Wales, Cardiff.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Tryst Williams[1]
Founded 1884
Language English
Headquarters 6 Park Street,
Cardiff, Wales
Circulation 17,820 [2]

The South Wales Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Cardiff, Wales and distributed throughout the surrounding area. It has a circulation of 17,820.[2]


Front page of the 1880 copy
Thomson House

The newspaper was founded in 1884 and was based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Trinity Mirror group. In 2008 Media Wales moved from Thomson House next to Six Park Street, opposite the Millennium Stadium.

Two editions are published: News Extra for morning sales and City Final for evening sales. There is also a Weekend edition published every Saturday.

Among many other well known writers, novelist Ken Follett, science writer Brian J. Ford, cartoonist Gren Jones, journalist Sue Lawley[3] and news reader Michael Buerk, have spent part of their careers with the Echo.

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  1. ^ "Trinity Mirror unveils new structure following Local World takeover - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "South Wales Echo" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Gibson, Owen (2006-08-25). "The Guardian profile: Sue Lawley". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 

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