Ulster Herald

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Ulster Herald offices, John Street, Omagh, January 2010

The Ulster Herald is a weekly newspaper based in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK, known locally as The Herald.

It is published by the North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd. The Ulster Herald is published by Interpress alongside sister papers the Fermanagh Herald, Strabane Chronicle and Donegal News. The company also launched a new paper The Dungannon Herald in 2017 to cater for the east of County Tyrone.

The company launched 'Tyrone Herald' a decade ago, which is released on a Monday and covers the weekend's sporting action as well as including more light-hearted features. The Ulster Herald remains the company's flagship paper and is still sold in its traditional Thursday slot.

Format[edit]

The newspaper was founded in 1901, and retained much of the same format until 2001, when a major reformat took place. This new format helped the paper claim the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper of the Year awards for 2003 and 2004.[1]

From the 22 June 2006 issue, a new compact format was established, following almost unanimous requests from the readership. It has been reflected that after this unveiling of a compact edition that some readers now hark back to the days of the County's oldest newspaper being a broadsheet.

The current title editor is Nigel McDonagh.

Circulation[edit]

The paper's circulation, for the January to June 2010 period, is 12,311. The circulation increased from 10,000 in 1998 to 12,500 in 2003.[1] It is one of the few papers in the region to maintain a strong circulation in the face of the challenges facing the print media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCabe, Anton (2003-11-16), Ulster Herald is newspaper of the week, The Sunday Business Post, retrieved 2010-07-29
  • Most information taken from June 15, 2006 edition of the Ulster Herald.

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