Y Cymro

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro 5 Hydref 2007.jpg
Cover of Y Cymro, 5 October 2007
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact
Editor Dylan Halliday
Founded 1932
Language Welsh
Headquarters 9 Bank Place, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL48 9AA
Circulation 4,000
Website http://www.y-cymro.com
Y Cymro, 1954 St David's Day edition

Y Cymro (Welsh for The Welshman, Welsh pronunciation: [ə ˈkəmrɔ]) is a Welsh language newspaper, first published in 1932.[1] Y Cymro was founded in Wrexham, and succeeded other newspapers of the same name that had existed during the 19th and early 20th century. It is the only national newspaper in the Welsh language, and is published weekly, on a Friday.

In 1945, John Roberts Williams became editor.[2] Williams re-employed Geoff Charles as a photographer and he built up an archive whilst working for the paper which is now in the National Library of Wales.[3]

Williams' seventeen years in the post saw the paper increase its circulation and introduced a new, more "professional" journalistic style.[2] ə In 2004 it was sold by North Wales Newspapers to entrepreneur Sir Ray Tindle. Prior to this, the publication day was Saturday.

Current circulation is estimated at 4000.[4]

In April 2010, the weekly editions of Y Cymro became available to view as an online digital newspaper on a subscription basis.

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  1. ^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg615 ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
  2. ^ a b Obituary: John Roberts Williams, The Independent, 30 October 2004
  3. ^ "The Geoff Charles Photographic Collection". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Mercator Media Monographs — The Welsh Language in the Media PDF (347 KiB), Mercator Media, 2006

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