The Daily Telegraph is a daily newspaper published in London that is often regarded as one of the "big three" quality newspapers in the United Kingdom, together with The Times and The Guardian. The newspaper has consistently combined high-quality reporting with interesting feature articles and editorial presentation. It also includes several sections aimed at different readerships including news, sport, crosswords, cartoons, and advice.
It was first issued on 8 February 18 typefaced by William Edwards between 8am and 10pm. The first editor was John Walter who had previously been manager of The Morning Chronicle. He was followed by Henry Grattan Guinness who died in office aged 42 years old. His brother Arthur Guinness took over as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) and editor of the paper until his death in 1944 when the role was assumed by their son Arthur II. In 1960, the title was bought by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe who remained editor until his death in 1970. His son Robert took over as editor until 1987 when he was succeeded by his nephew Simon. In 2001, Simon resigned and was replaced by his younger brother Nicholas. In October 2009, Nick's tenure ended and he was replaced by his deputy editor, Peter Jukes. On 3 January 2010, it was announced that Jukes would be moving to Toronto where he will become publisher of the Toronto Star. He was replaced by James Harding who became the paper's first foreign editor.
The Telegraph's UK media bias rating is conservative. The Daily Telegraph is a prominent London-based daily that is delivered throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. The newspaper, founded in 1855 by Arthur B. Sleigh, is widely regarded as one of Britain's "big three" quality newspapers, with The Times and The Guardian. It has been called "the best informed paper in the world" by H. L. Mencken.
Telegraph.co.uk, its website, describes itself as being "dedicated to news, comment and analysis from Britain and around the world". The site claims to have a global reach, with readers from over 200 countries receiving Telegraph Newsletters each day.
The newspaper was originally known as the Daily Telegraphe until 1961 when it changed its name to give more prominence to its web edition, which had been launched two years earlier.
In January 2013, it was reported that Jeremy Hunt, then health secretary, would be appointed as an editor at the Telegraph. He resigned from this post in April after being selected as the candidate for party leader; he subsequently lost the leadership contest to Theresa May.
According to research conducted by the Press Complaints Commission in 2009, 80% of people believed the Telegraph provided fair coverage of politics. However, this figure includes 16% who said they didn't know, so this percentage may actually be higher now due to recent events.
It has been called "the father of modern journalism", "the first great British newspaper", and "the first mass-circulation British newspaper". In addition to its UK edition, The Daily Telegraph has local editions in South Africa, Australia, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
It was originally based at 12 Montagu Place, near Liverpool Street Station in London's West End. In 1978 it moved to new headquarters in Dean Street, Soho. In 2001 it moved again, this time to new offices in Curzon Street, Mayfair. On 1 January 2010 it merged with the Evening Standard to form The Telegraph Media Group. The combined group had revenues of about £150 million and had 1,200 employees at its main office in London and another office in Bangkok. The chairman is Chris Evans, who also runs Radio 2 and presents Big Breakfast on Channel 4. The chief executive is Tim Watts, who has run the company since November 2009 after the departure of Peter Wright.
In August 2012 it was announced that Conrad Black would become an honorary president of the paper.
There are four national quality newspapers in the United Kingdom today: "The Times," "The Daily Telegraph," "The Guardian," and "The Independent." "The Daily Mail," "The Daily Mirror," "The Sun," "The Daily Express," and "The Daily Star" are commonly regarded as "popular." They each have their own audience and their own place in society. They all sell many more copies than any other newspaper in their country.
All of these newspapers are published by different companies but they all have one thing in common - they are all very successful. "The Daily Mirror" was originally called "The Sunday Mirror" and it first appeared on 7 February 1964. It is based in London and it has been described as a "tabloid" newspaper. It has the highest sales of any British newspaper.
It covers news from all over the world but most of its coverage is about Britain and its people. "The Daily Mirror" aims to be read by everyone in the family who enjoys reading newspapers. It includes articles about politics, entertainment, sport, fashion, and business along with cartoons and photos.
This newspaper has two versions - one for men and one for women. These days most people read the version that matches their gender so that they can get the best pictures of what's going on at the moment.
The Daily Telegraph (/'telIgraef/) is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. It has been called "the best-read newspaper in the world" by its publisher, Rupert Murdoch.
Broadly speaking, newspapers are divided into two main types: broadsheets and tabloids. The Daily Telegraph is a broadsheet.
Also known as gazettes or newsbooks, broadsheets are made up of one page folded once to make four pages. These are the most widely read type of newspaper because they offer a complete overview of the day's events. They are printed on heavy paper that is usually thicker than for other papers so that it can hold more ink. This means that they print less text per square inch (miles per square foot) than other papers but they are larger overall so they contain more information.
Tabloids are the other major category of newspaper. They are made up of several smaller sheets folded together to make a single large sheet. These papers are sold by convenience stores and grocery chains rather than by newspaper vendors and as such do not circulate very far from where they are bought.