28 Facts About Daily Telegraph


Daily Telegraph, known online and elsewhere as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

FactSnippet No. 717,799

Verne included among the book's characters a war correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, named Harry Blount—who is depicted as an exceptionally dedicated, resourceful and brave journalist, taking great personal risks to follow closely the ongoing war and bring accurate news of it to The Telegraphs readership, ahead of competing papers.

FactSnippet No. 717,800

In 1939, The Daily Telegraph published Clare Hollingworth's scoop that Germany was to invade Poland.

FactSnippet No. 717,801

In November 1940, Fleet Street, with its close proximity to the river and docklands, was subjected to almost daily bombing raids by the Luftwaffe and The Telegraph started printing in Manchester at Kemsley House, which was run by Camrose's brother Kemsley.

FactSnippet No. 717,802

In November 2004, The Daily Telegraph celebrated the tenth anniversary of its website, Electronic Daily Telegraph, now renamed www.

FactSnippet No. 717,803

On 10 October 2005, The Daily Telegraph relaunched to incorporate a tabloid sports section and a new standalone business section.

FactSnippet No. 717,804

On 2 September 2008, the Daily Telegraph was printed with colour on each page for the first time when it left Westferry for Newsprinters at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, another arm of the Murdoch company.

FactSnippet No. 717,805

In June 2014, The Daily Telegraph was criticised by Private Eye for its policy of replacing experienced journalists and news managers with less-experienced staff and search engine optimisers.

FactSnippet No. 717,806

Daily Telegraph is politically conservative and has endorsed the Conservative Party at every UK general election since 1945.

FactSnippet No. 717,807

In 2012, prior to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom, Daily Telegraph View published an editorial stating that it was a "pointless distraction" as "many [gay couples] already avail themselves of the civil partnerships introduced by Labour".

FactSnippet No. 717,808

The Daily Telegraph wrote in another editorial that same year that it feared that changing "the law on gay marriage risks inflaming anti-homosexual bigotry".

FactSnippet No. 717,809

Also in 2015, The Daily Telegraph published its "Out at Work" list, naming "the top 50 list of LGBT executives".

FactSnippet No. 717,810

Daily Telegraph has published articles which have been criticised by PinkNews as transphobic.

FactSnippet No. 717,811

In 2020, The Daily Telegraph published an article claiming that lesbians faced "extinction" from transgender people.

FactSnippet No. 717,812

Young Telegraph was a weekly section of The Daily Telegraph published as a 14-page supplement in the weekend edition of the newspaper.

FactSnippet No. 717,813

Electronic Young Daily Telegraph featured original content including interactive quizzes, informative features and computer games, as well as entertainment news and reviews.

FactSnippet No. 717,814

My Daily Telegraph offers a platform for readers to have their own blog, save articles, and network with other readers.

FactSnippet No. 717,815

In December 2010, Daily Telegraph reporters posing as constituents secretly recorded Business Secretary Vince Cable.

FactSnippet No. 717,816

In May 2009, The Daily Telegraph obtained a full copy of all the expenses claims of British Members of Parliament.

FactSnippet No. 717,817

The Daily Telegraph began publishing, in instalments from 8 May 2009, certain MPs' expenses.

FactSnippet No. 717,818

Daily Telegraph justified the publication of the information because it contended that the official information due to be released would have omitted key information about redesignating of second-home nominations.

FactSnippet No. 717,819

The Daily Telegraph won "Team of the Year" in 2004 for its coverage of the Iraq War.

FactSnippet No. 717,820

In 2014, The Daily Telegraph designed a Newspaper-themed Paddington Bear statue, one of fifty located around London prior to the release of the film Paddington, which was auctioned to raise funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children .

FactSnippet No. 717,821

In July 2014, the Daily Telegraph was criticised for carrying links on its website to pro-Kremlin articles supplied by a Russian state-funded publication that downplayed any Russian involvement in the downing of the passenger jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

FactSnippet No. 717,822

Daily Telegraph alleged that editorial decisions about news content had been heavily influenced by the advertising arm of the newspaper because of commercial interests.

FactSnippet No. 717,823

The Daily Telegraph published the supplement once a month in print, and published it online at least until March 2020.

FactSnippet No. 717,824

Daily Telegraph has published multiple columns and news articles which promote pseudoscientific views on climate change, and misleadingly cast the subject of climate change as a subject of active scientific debate when there is a scientific consensus on climate change.

FactSnippet No. 717,825

In 2014, The Daily Telegraph was one of several media titles to give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee 'Communicating climate science'.

FactSnippet No. 717,826