Sheffield Star


Sheffield Star

"The Star", often known as the "Sheffield Star" is a daily newspaper published in Sheffield, England, from Monday to Saturday each week.

"The Star", the weekly "Sheffield Telegraph" and the Green Un are published by Sheffield Newspapers Ltd (owned by Johnston Press), based at York Street in Sheffield City Centre.

"The Star" is marketed in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire and reaches its readers through its main editions and district editions for Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. The total average issue readership for The Star is 159,690. [ [http://jiab.jicreg.co.uk| Joint Industry Committee for Regional Press Research (JICREG)] data for 1 January 2007]

The newspaper which subsequently became "The Star" began as the "Sheffield Evening Telegraph," [ [http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/newspapers/record.ASP?lngMTitle=742 Newspapers Catalogue of the British Library] ] the first edition of which was published on 7 June 1887. It soon took over its only local rival, the "Sheffield Evening Star", and from June 1888 to December 1897 it was known as the "Evening Telegraph and Star and Sheffield Daily Times", then from 1898 to October 1937 as the "Yorkshire Telegraph and Star". In 1931, it took over the "Sheffield Mail", which had been its main rival since 1920. From 1937 to November 1938, the newspaper became the "Telegraph & Star", and finally, from 14 November 1938 until the present, "The Star".

Traditionally a broadsheet, the newspaper became a tabloid in 1989.

Johnston Press began printing the Star at their newly opened £60m printing plant in Dinnington, near Sheffield, in September 2006. The plant includes the first 'triple width' newspaper press in the UK. When fully commissioned, the plant will also print, not only several other Johnston Press titles, including the Sheffield Telegraph, the Scarborough Evening News, Wakefield Express, and Chesterfield Advertiser, but also several external publications, including The Sun for News International. [ [http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/NEWS/2006/09sep/060908din.shtml Journalism jobs and news from Holdthefrontpage.co.uk ] ]

In March 2006, Sheffield Star sports writer Martin Smith received a top national award at the British Sports Journalism Awards, a long-standing event with a tradition of over 30 years. He was named Regional Sports Writer of the Year, for the second time in three years, by the Sports Journalists' Association of Great Britain. [ [http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/awards/060301mar.shtml Journalism jobs and news from Holdthefrontpage.co.uk ] ]

References

Bibliography

*Bob Horton, "Living in Sheffield: 1000 years of change"

External links

* [http://www.thestar.co.uk/ Sheffield Today (The Star Online)]


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