Gloucester Citizen

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The Citizen
TypeWeekly (from 12 October 2017) newspaper, formerly six-day-a-week
Owner(s)Reach plc
PublisherGloucestershire Media
HeadquartersGloucester, England
Websitehttps://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/
The former logo of The Citizen.
The former offices of The Citizen, Gloucester.

The Gloucester Citizen is a local British weekly newspaper covering the areas of Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean. It was a six-day-a-week newspaper until it went weekly in October 2017.[1] The Gloucester Citizen is headquartered at Gloucester Quays along with its sister newspaper the Gloucestershire Echo.[2] Its current editor is Rachael Sugden.

History[edit]

The newspaper was originally founded on 9 April 1722 as The Gloucester Journal.[3] The Citizen first appeared on 1 May 1876.[4]

Editions[edit]

The Gloucester Citizen is a former daily (six days per week) newspaper which went weekly from the October 12 2017 issue, publishing on Thursdays. Before the changed frequency, it had a Saturday edition containing the Weekend magazine. There was also a Forest of Dean edition of the newspaper which was released on a Wednesday. The Pink 'Un, focusing on the sport side of the county, was a supplement which came out each Monday with the newspaper and Citizen People focusing on the individual local communities also releases on Monday.

Ownership[edit]

In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[5] In 2015, Trinity Mirror bought Local World's newspapers and online services.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live, Gloucestershire (2017-09-12). "Citizen and Echo newspapers to go weekly". gloucestershirelive. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  2. ^ Linford, Paul. "Dailies-turned-weeklies move to new Quayside premises". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Newspapers" (PDF). Gloucestershire Archives Hb. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ The Citizen by John Lovell. livinggloucester.co.uk Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  5. ^ Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013.

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