20 Facts About Daily Mirror


Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid-sized newspaper that is considered to be engaged in tabloid-style journalism.

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In 1963 a restructuring of the media interests of the Harmsworth family led to the Daily Mirror becoming a part of International Publishing Corporation.

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Daily Mirror was launched on 2 November 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth as a newspaper for women, run by women.

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On Monday, 22 January 1934 the Daily Mirror ran the headline "Give the Blackshirts a helping hand" urging readers to join Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists, and giving the address to which to send membership applications.

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Partly on the advice of the American advertising agency J Walter Thompson, the Mirror became the first British paper to adopt the appearance of the New York tabloids.

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Daily Mirror was an influential model for German tabloid Bild, which was founded in 1952 and became Europe's biggest-selling newspaper.

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The Daily Mirror management did not want the Herald competing with the Daily Mirror for readers, and in 1964, relaunched it as a mid-market paper, now named The Sun.

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The Press Gazette commented: "The Daily Mirror launched its revolutionary four-page supplement "Mirrorscope".

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The Daily Mirror went through a protracted period of crisis before merging with the regional newspaper group Trinity to form Trinity Daily Mirror in 1999.

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In 2000, Morgan was the subject of an investigation after Suzy Jagger wrote a story in The Daily Telegraph revealing that he had bought £20, 000 worth of shares in the computer company Viglen soon before the Mirrors 'City Slickers' column tipped Viglen as a good buy.

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In 2002, the Daily Mirror attempted to move mid-market, claiming to eschew the more trivial stories of show-business and gossip.

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WE WERE HOAXED", the Daily Mirror responded that it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and apologised for the publication of the photographs.

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Daily Mirror has consistently supported the Labour Party since the 1945 general election.

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On 3 May 1979, the day of the general election, the Daily Mirror urged its readers to vote for the governing Labour Party led by James Callaghan.

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At the 1987 general election, the Daily Mirror remained loyal to Labour, now led by Neil Kinnock, and urged its readers with the slogan "You know he's right, chuck her out.

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The Daily Mirror urged its readers that their country needed Tony Blair, and to vote Labour.

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The Daily Mirror was the only leading national newspaper to remain loyal to Labour and Gordon Brown at a time when opinion polls showed the party on course for their worst election result since 1983.

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The Daily Mirror endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the run-up for the 2016 United States presidential election.

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Daily Mirror won "Newspaper of the Year" in 2002 at the British Press Awards.

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The Daily Mirror won "Team of the Year" in 2001, 2002 ('War on the World: World against Terrorism'), 2003 ('Soham'), and 2006 ('London bombings'); and "Front Page of the Year" in 2007.

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