With a limited competitive set, a separate name emphasized that the package was unique and distinguished itself from the standard weekday food. Working practice also meant that editorial separation was common, and a different title allowed for separate discussions with unions over working conditions. The first Sunday newspaper was called The New-York Observer, and it was published from 1768 to 1770.
Today's Sunday editions are called "papers" or "sections" depending on the size of the city where they are printed. The largest Sunday paper in the United States is the New York Times, which has eight sections. Other large cities with daily papers include Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Smaller towns may have only one newspaper for their population center, such as Bend, Oregon; Harrisonburg, Virginia; or Greenwich, Connecticut.
The origin of the term "Sunday newspaper" is unclear. One theory is that it originated with the Christian Sabbath, when most people were not working hours printing and distributing papers. An alternative theory comes from the fact that many early newspapers were published on Sundays: because there was no other work to do, they had more space for articles.
In the United States, the term "Sunday newspaper" is used for the two main papers printed in every city. In other countries such as England, Germany, and India, there can be many more titles.
The Evening Standard ended Saturday publication on November 30, 1974, when it still published six editions daily. In a Joint Operating Agreement signed in 1980, Express Newspapers amalgamated the Standard with Associated Newspapers' Evening News. The merged paper continued to be printed at night using the titles' respective logos but otherwise retained its editorial independence.
In April 2009, the then-owner of Express Newspapers, Richard Farmer, announced that the paper would become a weekly publication from June 1, 2009. This move was intended to reduce operating costs by reducing production expenses and closing offices across London. Only one edition is now printed on Friday nights.
Farmer sold Express Newspapers to Guardian Media Group for $85 million in March 2011. The deal also included the Sunday Express and the New York Daily News. Financial difficulties led to the closure of the evening news section and the loss of 150 jobs in August 2012. The remaining staff were given the option of moving to the newly created position of "community editor" or being made redundant.
On January 7, 2013, it was reported that John Wainwright had been appointed as editor of the Evening Standard, following the retirement of Charles Clarke. Wainwright had been acting editor since December 12, 2012, when his predecessor left to take up a post with the British government.
The Evening Standard, previously The Standard (1827–1904), commonly known as the London Evening Standard, is a free daily tabloid newspaper published in London, England, from Monday through Friday. It has been called "the paper of record for London" since its inception in 1846.
It covers news across Britain and beyond, including international affairs. Its readers include many people who work in the capital, as well as tourists and other visitors.
The Standard is one of the oldest newspapers in continuous publication in the United Kingdom. The title was originally an evening edition of The Times until that paper began publishing in 1785. Prior to this, there were several other evening papers, some with short lives and some which continue today. The Standard is published by News UK which also publishes The Times and the Sunday Times among others.
In 2004, The Standard won two British Press Awards: Best Regional Newspaper and Best Use of New Media. In 2005 it was again nominated for both awards.
The Standard's editor is George Osborne, who has held this position since February 2015. He succeeded Paul Dacre who became chief executive of News UK.
The Standard has been described as liberal, but not left-wing. It supports European Union membership, but not the Labour Party.
A "standard" is a flag or banner that serves as a rallying point, particularly in war, or as a symbol. In English, standard has numerous meanings, but the one that applies here relates to a flag—originally, one with heraldic emblems (as may be carried by a standard-bearer).
Newspapers were once treated like flags: They had emblematic devices on them that identified their owners. Today, they tend to have only names and addresses on them.
The word "standard" was first used to describe a flag or banner that served as a model for others. Standard oil was an early user of this term when it described its brand of kerosene as "the world's best selling product." The company that produces gasoline under the name "Standard" does not want people to think that it is the only good kind of gas out there!
Standard Oil was not the only company to use the word "standard" in this way. It is now used in reference to other products that share common features or characteristics. For example, computers that work well with programs written for Windows are said to be "standard" computers because they follow the rules set out by Microsoft in its documentation. Or, standards bodies such as the IEEE produce guidelines that help manufacturers design new products that will be accepted by the market.
In journalism, the term "standard" has a second meaning related to printing practices.
Carriers often distribute daily newspapers to consumers. These businesses are often independent contractors rather than employees of the newspaper publishing corporation. If the paper is produced in the afternoon, the carriers are mainly youngsters who deliver papers after school on bicycles. If the paper is delivered early in the morning, carriers are usually older people who still get up at dawn to go to work.
All across the United States, every day thousands of carriers deliver newspapers to homes and businesses. In most cities, there is only one carrier per route. The carrier visits each address on his or her route at least once a day, generally dropping off morning papers and picking up late editions.
Newspaper delivery trucks look like any other kind of truck, except that they carry newspapers instead of goods for sale. There are two types of newspaper carriers: city carriers and country carriers. City carriers deliver newspapers within the boundaries of a single city, while country carriers cover an area larger than one city block. Both kinds of carriers travel by car or bicycle. Some carriers use hand-pulled carts to go from house to house with their papers, but most use motorized vehicles for this task.
City carriers usually start working at around 6 a.m. and finish delivering papers between 10 p.m. and midnight. They may stop for breakfast and lunch during these hours.