When did the News Chronicle fold into the Daily Mail?

When did the News Chronicle fold into the Daily Mail?

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 Mail seized upon an error by the News Chronicle to claim that there was no difference between the two papers.

The Mail's owner, Lord Northcliffe, had been trying for years to get the News Chronicle into trouble by printing false stories about it. Finally, in October 1960, he succeeded. A letter writing campaign led by people who wrote to informally called "Correspondents" caused Lord Northcliffe to withdraw from the paper just before it was due to go bankrupt. He then bought the Daily Mail, which was already being printed, and so both papers became one again.

Although they were now under the same umbrella, the Mail continued to print stories about the News Chronicle that were written by reporters based at its headquarters in London while the Chronicle printed stories about the Mail that were written by reporters based at its offices in Edinburgh.

In addition to printing false stories about the paper, Lord Northcliffe also sent letters to other newspapers claiming that the News Chronicle was going to close down soon because it was not profitable enough. This made some newspapers wary of associating themselves with the paper when they could not see what would stop it from folding again.

What is a "News Chronicle"?

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.

It is considered to be one of the most successful newspapers from its inception until today. It always led the circulation charts with its political coverage, especially during the Second World War.

In 1954 it had a circulation of 1 million copies per day. This made it then the largest selling paper in the UK.

Its final editor was Charles (Chuck) Webster who died in office in May 1960. He was succeeded by his deputy John Gordon Walker. But only four months later, on July 21, 1960, the paper ceased publication after 80 years due to economic difficulties.

The last edition was printed on Saturday, July 16, 1960. Subsequently, the printers refused to distribute the remaining stock unless the price was reduced. As a result, the publisher decided to absorb the loss making only six issues instead of eight.

Later that year, the Daily Mail began publishing under the same name on August 13, 1960. It is estimated that the merger cost the lives of thousands of birds since the printing process required many sheets of paper to be run through machines to produce a single copy.

Is the Daily Mail a tabloid or broadsheet?

Overview The Mail was initially a broadsheet, but on May 3, 1971, the 75th anniversary of its inception, it transitioned to a compact format. On this date, it also absorbed the Daily Sketch, a tabloid produced by the same business. The Mail is published six days a week and has been since 1771.

The Mail is one of the oldest newspapers in the world. It was founded on 3 April 1771 by John Henry Newman when he bought the Birmingham Gazette to compete with other papers that were emerging around London. In 1821, Edward Irving took over the paper and in 1846, he started publishing it daily. It is during this time that the name "Mail" is first used to describe the newspaper. In 1861, the Irvings sold the paper to James Montagu who continued to publish it under his son Alfred. In 1901, Alfred's son William Hulton acquired the paper from her parents. He too ran it until his death in 1931 at which point it was run by his wife Mary (nee Hulton) until 1947 when it was sold to Lord Northcliffe who closed it down for several months so he could re-design it. When he reopened it, he changed the name to The Daily Mail and incorporated some of the ideas behind today's paper into its content. For example, he included an opinion section called "The Circle".

What was the circulation of the News of the World?

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 about two million people.

The Sunday News of the World had a circulation of about 11 million until 2009, when it was reported to have dropped to 10.5 million. However, this figure is now considered inaccurate because it includes copies that were redistributed from other papers (such as The Sun).

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Sunday News of the World's current circulation is about 2 million. This makes it the second-most read newspaper after The Guardian and the most popular daily paper with an exclusive focus on celebrity news.

It is also the largest-selling newspaper by value outside London, accounting for 9% of all national newspaper sales revenue during 2012.

However, these figures are likely to change once again given the recent scandal that has engulfed the paper. After all, nobody wants their favorite celebrity gossip magazine or newspaper to go out of business.

So what was the circulation of the News of the World? It changed over time, but in its final years it averaged between 3 and 4 million per week.

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