of best-selling English language newspapers. (Most
figures as of 2002.)
Sun, a daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom, has the highest
circulation of any daily English-language newspaper in the world, standing at
around 3,400,000 copies daily in mid-2004.
It is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, The
Sun was created out of the Daily
Herald in 1964 and sold to Murdoch and made into a tabloid size in
1969. The current editor is Rebekah Wade. [A tabloid is both a paper size and a
term for the style of the newspapers that — especially in the United Kingdom
— tend to use that format. Tabloid is the smaller of the two standard
newspaper sizes; the larger newspapers are called broadsheets. The name seems to
derive from a pharmaceutical trademark meaning compressed tablet,
and has been applied to other small things.]
[tabloid] The Daily Mail and its Sunday edition the Mail on Sunday are
British newspapers, first published in 1896. For many years, it has had a
right-wing editorial slant. For most of its history it was a broadsheet but is
currently published in a tabloid format. Its chief rival, the Daily
with a similar political stance and target audience, sells less than half as
many copies. As of 2004 the paper's publisher, Daily Mail and General Trust, is
a FTSE 100 company and the newspaper has a circulation of 2,3
giving it the second largest circulation of any English language newspaper, and
the twelfth highest of any newspaper.
[tabloid] The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid
daily newspaper.with a circulation of 2,15.
For a period during the 1990s it was renamed The Mirror, but has since reverted
to its original name. The newspaper was launched in 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth as a
newspaper for women. However in this format it was unsuccessful and he quickly
changed the focus and added pictures and photographs. This improved the
circulation dramatically. The paper was later owned by Harold Harmsworth and
Lord Rothermere, it was bought by Robert Maxwell in 1984, and is now owned by
Times of India
The Times of India is
India's leading English language daily newspaper, subsidiary of The Times Group
and the world's largest circulated English daily broadsheet. It is published
from ten cities across India, has a circulation
of over 2.14 million copies, and
is read by over 4.42 million people. It was founded in 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce,
and served the British residents of western India. It adopted its present name
in 1861. It is owned by India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co.
Ltd, which also publishes The Economic Times, the Navbharat Times,
the Maharashtra Times, Femina, and Filmfare.
USA Today is a
national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. The paper has
the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States (averaging over 2.12 million copies every
weekday), and is distributed to all 50 states. It was founded by Allen
"Al" Neuharth. Colorful and bold,
with many large diagrams, charts, and photographs, USA Today was
founded in 1982 with the goal of providing an alternative to the relatively
colorless and wordy papers of the time such as The Wall Street Journal
and The New York Times. USA Today is also well-known for its
national polls on public sentiment.
Hindustan Times circulation:1,860,000
Republic of India
is the second most populous country in the world and is the world's largest
democracy, with over one billion people speaking about 800 distinct languages.
The Indian economy is the fourth-largest in the world, in terms of purchasing
power parity, and is the world's second-fastest growing economy.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street
Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York
City, New York. For many years, it had the widest circulation of any newspaper
in the United States, although currently (with
2,12 million copies) it
is second to USA Today. It is owned by Dow Jones & Company. Nicknamed The Journal, this newspaper
primarily covers U.S. and international business and financial news and
issues--in fact, the paper's name comes from Wall Street, the street in New York
which is the heart of the business district. It has been printed continuously
since July 8, 1889. The newspaper has won the Pulitzer Prize twenty-six times.
New York Times
The New York Times is an internationally influential daily
newspaper published in New York City, New York, and distributed worldwide. The
New York Times has a circulation
of 1,1 million copies. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady" or The
Times, the newspaper was founded as The New-York Daily Times in
1851 by Henry J. Raymond and George Jones as a sober alternative to the more
partisan newspapers that dominated the New York journalism of the time. In its
very first edition on September 18, 1851, the paper stated, "We publish
today the first issue of the New-York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it
every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles
Times (also L.A. Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles,
California and distributed throughout the Western United States. With a circulation of 965,000 readers per day as of 2002, it is the second-largest
metropolitan newspaper in the United States (after the New York Times). History:The paper was
first published as the Los Angeles Daily Times on December 4, 1881, but soon
went bankrupt. The paper's printer, the Mirror Company, took over the newspaper
and installed former Union army lieutenant colonel Harrison Gray Otis as editor.
Otis made the paper a financial success and in 1884 bought out the newspaper and
printing company, forming the Times-Mirror Company.
The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855.
Its sister paper, The Sunday Telegraph, was founded in 1961. In 2002, the Telegraph
was the highest selling British broadsheet, with an average daily circulation
of 920,000. This compared with a circulation
of 620,000 for The Times [see
below], 230,000 for
The Independent, and 400,000 for The Guardian1.
[tabloid] The Daily Express is a British newspaper, currently tabloid,
and it is owned by Richard Desmond. It was founded in 1900 and was purchased in 1916 by the future Lord
Beaverbrook. It was one of the first papers to carry gossip, sports, and women's
features, and the first newspaper in Britain to have a crossword. It moved in
1931 to Fleet Street. Under Beaverbrook the newspaper achieved a phenomenally
high circulation, setting a new record for any newspaper several times
throughout the 1930s. This came about due to an aggressive marketing campaign in
a vigorous circulation war with other populist newspapers, with many making
offers of insurance and free gifts for new subscribers. The Daily Express has a
circulation of 915,000 copies.
Hindu is an Indian English language newspaper published weekly since 1878 and
daily since 1889. It has grown steadily to the current circulation of more than 850,000 copies and a readership of over 3 million,
both in India and abroad. The Hindu enjoys considerable popularity, especially in South India, for its
traditionally moderate and independent editorial stand and for its reliable and
balanced presentation of the news, with a positive attitude that shuns
Daily Star is a British tabloid newspaper. Its style is highly imitative of
Rupert Murdoch's The Sun, including the use of Page three girls, although it has a
slightly smaller page count and with 820,00 copies a much smaller circulation. It is currently published by Express
Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Express and Sunday Express.
Washington Post 750.00
York Daily News 715,000
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