Folding. Despite having a readership of over a million, the News Chronicle "eventually folded, wrongly, into the clutches" of the right-wing Daily Mail on October 17, 1960. The London evening paper, The Star, was absorbed into the Evening News as part of the same purchase. The Scottish Daily Express and its associated publications were not involved in this transaction.
The demise of the News Chronicle was due to bad management and lack of innovation. The paper had made its name as a liberal voice in an era when most British newspapers were conservative, but under its new owners it became more like their competitors. It failed to respond to changing reader tastes and was unable to compete financially with the growing number of daily papers being published in London. In addition, it suffered from poor decision-making by its directors who, despite having some experience in journalism, chose not to adapt the paper to changing market conditions.
The paper's collapse was long overdue. Since its launch in 1765, the News Chronicle has been one of the only outlets available for news and opinion from outside Britain. However, following its merger with the Daily Mail, both papers' coverage began to look more alike, with staff editors choosing what stories would be printed in each edition. This merging of resources meant that the News Chronicle could no longer justify its existence as a separate entity.
The News Chronicle was a daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1930 by the merging of The Daily News and The Daily Chronicle, and it stopped publication on October 17, 1960, when it was absorbed by the Daily Mail. Its headquarters were located at Bouverie Street, off Fleet Street, in London, England, EC4Y 8DP.
The News Chronicle had considerable influence during the late 1940s and early 1950s, due to its connection with Lord Beaverbrook's newspapers. In addition, it was one of the few newspapers to support the government during the Suez Crisis in 1956. However, this did not prevent it from being affected by the general decline of the quality of newspaper journalism throughout Europe.
In its first year, The News Chronicle had a circulation of 1 million copies per day, which made it then the largest-selling newspaper in Britain. It dropped to 730,000 by 1958, when it was surpassed by The Sunday Times. At its peak, it was also the most expensive newspaper in the world, with a price tag of 3 pence (50 cents in today's money).
It was launched as a daily paper on August 5, 1930, by John Edward Taylor, who had previously been editor of The Daily News. It initially focused on local news around North East England, but it started reporting national and international events as well.
The Daily News was a national daily newspaper in the United Kingdom that was founded on Wednesday, January 21, 1846, by Charles Dickens, who also served as the first editor for a short time. It was meant to be a liberal alternative to the Whig-backed Morning Chronicle. The paper failed within two years, but was revived in 1948 by Edward L. DeBartolo Sr., who published it until his death in 1974. It then passed through several hands and was sold in 1981.
Dickens was unhappy with the work he had been given and decided to take charge himself. However, due to other obligations he could only do so for a few months before he was forced to hire another man as an assistant editor. This person eventually became known as the "father of American journalism" William Allen White.
Charles Dickens died in 1870, and the Daily News did not survive long after him. In 1972, it was acquired by the New York Times Company and began publishing from lower Manhattan each day. Today, it is one of the largest daily newspapers in the United States.
Circulation increased further, peaking in the mid-1950s; sales of the News of the World peaked at more than eight million in 1950. Newspaper sales have been steadily declining since the 1950s. Today's News of the World has a readership of around two million people.
The Sunday News of the World had a circulation of about 11 million between 1771 and 1960. It is now published as a single edition on Sundays with a readership of around 1.5 million people.
The News of the World began as a sixpenny paper called The Six Penny National Weekly Journal, which was first published on 4 January 1770. The paper was set up by George Allen (who also founded the London Evening Mail) to compete with William Cobbett's Political Register. It initially carried news items from other publications and reprinted articles from other newspapers. In its first year, it sold more than 100,000 copies. By 1801, this figure had risen to nearly 2 million. This makes the News of the World one of the most read papers in history.
Allen died in 1776, but the newspaper continued to be published under his son John Allen's management. In 1821, John retired and was replaced by his younger brother Charles. Under Charles' leadership, the paper developed new styles and techniques that are used today.