The Herald (Glasgow)


The Herald (Glasgow)

Infobox Newspaper
name = The Herald


type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1783
owners = Newsquest
political = Centre-left
price = GBP 0.65 Weekdays
GBP 1.20 Saturdays
headquarters = 200 Renfield Street
Glasgow, Scotland
editor = Charles McGhee
website = [http://www.theherald.co.uk/ theherald.co.uk]

"The Herald" is a national broadsheet newspaper published Monday to Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. It has an audited circulation of 65,800, giving it a lead over Scotland's other serious national daily, "The Scotsman".

Overview

The paper is one of the world's oldest continuously-published English-language newspapers, first published in 1783 as the "Glasgow Advertiser", from Duncan's Land, Gibson's Wynd, Glasgow. Its first editor was John Mennons.

In 1802 it became the "Herald and Advertiser", changing to "Glasgow Herald" in 1805. It became a daily in 1859. In 1895, publication moved to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building in Mitchell Street. The building is now The Lighthouse, an architecture and design centre.

In 1964, publishers George Outram were bought by Sir Hugh Fraser. Ownership was then acquired in 1979 by Tiny Rowland's Lonrho.

On 19 July 1980 the paper moved to offices in Albion Street, a black-fronted building modelled after the "Black Lubyanka" building of the Daily Express in London's Fleet Street.

The paper became "The Herald" on 3 February 1992. A management buy-out in May 1992 created Caledonian Newspapers, later purchased by Scottish Television in 1996. After the purchase the TV group renamed itself "Scottish Media Group" (which was later shortened to SMG, then in 2008 to STV Group plc.

The title was redesigned and relaunched in the "New Era" relaunch of 11 May 1998. A partner Sunday paper, the "Sunday Herald", was launched in 1999.

"The Herald" is owned by Newsquest (a division of Gannett), which acquired it with the purchase of the publishing arm of the Scottish Media Group in 2003 in a highly controversial £216m sale.

Charles McGhee (former editor of the Glasgow Evening Times) has been the editor since 30 January 2006, replacing Mark Douglas-Home who left in December 2005.

See also

* List of newspapers in Scotland
* Curling at the 1924 Winter Olympics
* Scottish Daily News

External links

* [http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/article/300106/mcghee_new_editor_of_herald Commencement of C Mcghees tenure as editor]

References

* Phillips, Alastair, (1983). "Glasgow's Herald: Two Hundred Years of a Newspaper 1783 - 1983". Glasgow: Richard Drew Publishing. ISBN 0-86267-008-X


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