While some other national newspapers switched to a tabloid style in the early 2000s, The Sunday Times has maintained and plans to maintain its wider broadsheet format. As of December 2019, it sold 75% more copies than its sister publication, The Times, which is published Monday through Saturday.
The switch to a single price for both papers was intended to increase sales by making them more affordable. Previously, they were sold separately at cheap rates - usually below £1-an-hour in labour costs South Africa at that time had one of the lowest wages rates in Asia and was unable to compete with cheaper newspaper prices abroad. However, despite this attempt to make them more attractive, they remained relatively unpopular.
Both papers have the same editor who is appointed by the board of directors. They also use the same printing press. However, different sections are printed on separate machines to ensure that their readers receive high-quality products. The printing process takes place at The Sunday Times's plant in Durban, while the editing office is located in Johannesburg.
Currently, there are three sections in each paper: News, Sport and Features. Each section has its own editor who decides what news will be covered and how. Some editors may have responsibility for several sections. There is also a business section called "Money". It includes financial reports from companies listed in the Financial Times and Dow Jones Newswires as well as advertisements from banks, stock brokers and other businesses.
The Times of Sunday The Sunday Times is the best-selling broadsheet newspaper in the United Kingdom. Times Newspapers Ltd (which also publishes The Times) publishes it, which is a part of News UK, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. It was first published on 7 October 1857.
Times Newspapers Ltd was founded in 1860 by George Thomas Christiansen who sold newspapers from a horse-drawn cart on Fleet Street with his brother John. In 1881 they acquired the London Daily Telegraph and merged it with The Times to form The Times &; Daily Telegraph. In 1969 The Times &; Daily Telegraph Corporation was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1981 The Sun bought The Times &; Daily Telegraph but was forced to sell it back to The Times Newspaper Group in 1983. In 1991 The Times Newspaper Group was itself taken over by Trinity Mirror which is now one of the largest media companies in the world.
The Times has been at number one since its first issue on 7 October 1857. It is currently published in tabloid format with an estimated print run of 2.5 million copies.
It contains popular features such as "This Day in History", "Obituaries", "Viewpoint" and "Letters to the Editor". It is also known for its style guide called "The Style Guide".
The Sunday Times is a British newspaper with the highest circulation in the quality press sector. Times Newspapers Ltd. publishes it, which is a part of News UK, which is owned by News Corp. The Times is also published by Time Newspapers.
It has been called "the paper of record for America's upper class" and "the grand old man of English journalism". It is known for its conservative political stance, but also includes articles from the left of the spectrum.
Times Newspapers was founded in 1869 by Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., who sold the paper to Charles Lewis Bristed in 1890. In 1914, the paper started publishing on Sundays as well; before then, it appeared on Saturday mornings.
Bristed was succeeded by his son, Charles Howard Bristed, who expanded the paper further. He died in 1935 at the age of 44 after falling off his yacht while sailing on the Thames. His death was a great shock to his family and friends, including Winston Churchill who wrote in his diary: "A terrible loss. One cannot imagine Britain without The Sunday Times."
After Charles Howard-Bristed's death, his brother John Bristed took over the paper. He too died young, in 1942, when his plane was shot down while flying supplies to Allied troops in Greece.
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|Front-page of The Times from 19 October 2015|