Daily Mercury

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Daily Mercury
TypeNewspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)News Corp Australia
EditorRae Wilson
Founded1867
Political alignmentCentre-Left
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersMackay, Queensland, Australia
Level 1, 47 Gordon Street
Mackay QLD 4740
Circulation16,045 Monday-Friday
19,839 Saturday
Websitewww.DailyMercury.com.au
Front page of the Daily Mercury, 31 January 1906

The Daily Mercury is the only daily newspaper serving the Mackay region in Queensland, Australia and is published Monday to Saturday. The newspaper is printed by Mackay Printing and Publishing and is owned by News Corp Australia.[1]

The circulation of the Daily Mercury is 16,045 Monday to Friday and 19,839 on Saturday.[2]

History[edit]

The Daily Mercury ran from 1867 to 1905 as the Mackay Mercury and South Kennedy Advertiser. From 1887 the paper was issued under the name Mackay Mercury until 1906 when the Daily Chronicle was absorbed by the paper and it was renamed the Daily Mercury.[3]

Editors[edit]

  •  ?? - May 2011: David Fisher[4]
  • May 2011 - ??: Jennifer Pomfrett[4]
  •  ?? - ??: Jennifer Spilsbury[5]
  •  ?? - ??: Jon Ortlieb[5]
  • November 2014 - ?? : Meredith Papavasiliou[5]
  •  ?? - June 2018: Rowan Hunnam[6]
  • June–September 2018: Melanie Plane and Cas Garvey (acting)[6]
  • September 2018 - November: Paul McLoughlin[6]
  • November 2018 - January 2019: Melanie Plane (acting)[6]
  • January 2019 – Present: Rae Wilson[6]

Digitisation[edit]

The papers have been digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program of the National Library of Australia.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burrowes, Tim (29 December 2016) News Corp completes takeover of APN's regional newspapers, Mumbrella. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Average Net Paid Sales for October–December 2008 (metro and larger regional titles)/January–June 2008 (other regional titles).
  3. ^ "Historical Notes on North Queensland Newspapers". James Cook University. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b Hudson, Fallon (9 May 2011). "Jennifer new Mercury editor". Mackay Daily Mercury. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "New Daily Mercury editor a true Mackay local". Mackay Daily Mercury. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e "New editor at Daily Mercury's helm". Mackay Daily Mercury. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Newspaper and magazine titles". Trove. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Newspaper Digitisation Program". Trove. Retrieved 3 August 2015.

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