54 Facts About The Daily Mail


Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market tabloid newspaper and news website published in London.

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The Daily Mail has been criticised for its unreliability, its printing of sensationalist and inaccurate scare stories of science and medical research, and for instances of plagiarism and copyright infringement.

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The Daily Mail was originally a broadsheet but switched to a compact format on 3 May 1971, the 75th anniversary of its founding.

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The Daily Mail testified before a House of Lords select committee that "we need to allow editors the freedom to edit", and therefore the newspaper's editor was free to decide editorial policy, including its political allegiance.

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The The Daily Mail set out to entertain its readers with human interest stories, serials, features and competitions.

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In 1900 the Daily Mail began printing simultaneously in both Manchester and London, the first national newspaper to do so.

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In common with other Conservative papers, the Daily Mail used the Anglo-German naval race as a way of criticising the Liberal governments that were in power from 1906 onward, claiming that the Liberals were too pusillanimous in their response to the Tirpitz plan.

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When Kitchener died, the The Daily Mail reported it as a great stroke of luck for the British Empire.

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In 1930 the The Daily Mail made a great story of another aviation stunt, awarding another prize of £10, 000 to Amy Johnson for making the first solo flight from England to Australia.

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The The Daily Mail maintained the event until selling it to Media 10 in 2009.

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George Ward Price, the "extra-special correspondent" of The Daily Mail was sympathetic towards the beleagured British garrison at Chanak, but were sympathetic towards the Turks.

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In October 1922, the Daily Mail approved of the Fascist "March on Rome" as the newspaper argued that democracy had failed in Italy, thus requiring Benito Mussolini to set up his Fascist dictatorship to save the social order.

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In 1923, Rothermere published a leader in The Daily Mail entitled "What Europe Owes Mussolini", where he wrote about his "profound admiration" for Mussolini, whom he praised for "in saving Italy he stopped the inroads of Bolshevism which would had left Europe in ruins.

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On 25 October 1924, the Daily Mail published the Zinoviev letter, which indicated Moscow was directing British Communists toward violent revolution.

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Unlike most newspapers, the The Daily Mail quickly took up an interest on the new medium of radio.

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The The Daily Mail was a frequent sponsor on continental commercial radio stations targeted towards Britain throughout the 1920s and 1930s and periodically voiced support for the legalisation of private radio, something that would not happen until 1973.

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From 1923 Lord Rothermere and the Daily Mail formed an alliance with the other great press baron, Lord Beaverbrook.

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One of the major themes of The Daily Mail was the opposition to the Indian independence movement and much of Rothermere's opposition to Baldwin was based upon the belief that Baldwin was not sufficiently opposed to Indian independence.

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Rothermere had decided that aerial war was the technology of the future, and throughout the 1930s The Daily Mail was described as "obsessional" in pressing for more spending on the RAF.

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Rothermere and the The Daily Mail were editorially sympathetic to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists.

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The average Daily Mail reader is a potential Blackshirt ready made.

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The British historian Caroline Brothers wrote that Touchy's article said much about the gender politics of The Daily Mail, which ran his photo-essay and presumably of The Daily Mail's readers who were expected to approve of the article.

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The British historian Victor Rothwell wrote that the newspapers that Ribbentrop used to provide his press summaries for Hitler such as the Daily Express and the Daily Mail, were out of touch not only with British public opinion, but with British government policy in regards to the Danzig crisis.

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In 1947, when the Raj ended, the Daily Mail featured a banner headline reading "India: 11 words mark the end of an empire".

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Daily Mail was transformed by its editor during the 1970s and 1980s, David English.

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The Daily Mail had been editor of the Daily Sketch from 1969 to 1971, when it closed.

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English transformed it from a struggling newspaper selling half as many copies as its mid-market rival, the Daily Express, to a formidable publication, whose circulation rose to surpass that of the Express by the mid-1980s.

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In September 2017, the Daily Mail partnered with Stage 29 Productions to launch DailyMailTV, an international news program produced by Stage 29 Productions in its studios based in New York City with satellite studios in London, Sydney, DC and Los Angeles.

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The Daily Mail recorded average daily sales of 980, 000 copies, with the Mail on Sunday recording weekly sales of 878, 000.

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Scottish Daily Mail was published as a separate title from Edinburgh starting in December 1946.

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Daily Mail officially entered the Irish market with the launch of a local version of the paper on 6 February 2006; free copies of the paper were distributed on that day in some locations to publicise the launch.

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Two foreign editions were begun in 1904 and 1905; the former titled the Overseas Daily Mail, covering the world, and the latter titled the Continental Daily Mail, covering Europe and North Africa.

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The The Daily Mail has published pieces by Joanna Blythman opposing the growing of genetically modified crops in the United Kingdom.

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On international affairs, the The Daily Mail broke with the establishment media consensus over the 2008 South Ossetia war between Russia and Georgia.

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Daily Mail has been awarded the National Newspaper of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2011, 2016 and 2019 by the British Press Awards.

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Daily Mail journalists have won a range of British Press Awards, including:.

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Term "suffragette" was first used in 1906, as a term of derision by the journalist Charles E Hands in the Mail to describe activists in the movement for women's suffrage, in particular members of the WSPU.

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On 17 January 1967, the The Daily Mail published a story, "The holes in our roads", about potholes, giving the examples of Blackburn where it said there were 4, 000 holes.

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In 1981, the Daily Mail ran an investigation into the Unification Church, nicknamed the Moonies, accusing them of ending marriages and brainwashing converts.

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On 16 July 1993, the The Daily Mail ran the headline "Abortion hope after 'gay genes' finding".

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The Daily Mail campaigned vigorously for justice over the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

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Some journalists contended the The Daily Mail had belatedly changed its stance on the Lawrence murder, with the newspaper's earlier focus being the alleged opportunistic behaviour of anti-racist groups and alleged insufficient coverage of the case (20 articles in three years).

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Two men who the The Daily Mail had featured in their "Murderers" headline were found guilty in 2012 of murdering Lawrence.

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In October 2011, the Daily Mail printed an article citing the research, titled "Just ONE cannabis joint can bring on schizophrenia as well as damaging memory.

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In September 2013, the The Daily Mail was criticised for an article on Ralph Miliband, titled "The Man Who Hated Britain".

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The Daily Mail suggested that the paper preferred to delete stories from its website rather than publish corrections or admit mistakes.

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The Daily Mail began to support McKinnon's campaign in 2009 – with a series of front-page stories protesting against his deportation.

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The Daily Mail reported that a major internal investigation was conducted following the decision to publish the story, and as a result, "strongly worded disciplinary notes were sent to seven senior members of staff", which made it clear "that if errors of the same nature were to happen again, their careers would be at risk".

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The The Daily Mail was much criticised for running the front-page headline "Never mind Brexit, who won legs-it", accompanying a photograph of Theresa May meeting with Nicola Sturgeon in March 2017, running more than a page of coverage on the two leaders' appearance.

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The Daily Mail responded: "There is nothing controversial about the Mail's acquisition of this video, a copy of which the police already had in their possession.

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Daily Mail is said to have an "ongoing project to divide all the inanimate objects in the world into ones that either cause or prevent cancer".

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In 2011, the Daily Mail published an article titled "Just ONE cannabis joint 'can cause psychiatric episodes similar to schizophrenia' as well as damaging memory".

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Carbon Brief complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article published in the Daily Mail titled "Hidden green tax in fuel bills: How a £200 stealth charge is slipped on to your gas and electricity bills" because the £200 figure was unexplained, unreferenced and, according to Ofgem, incorrect.

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Wikipedia's ban of the Daily Mail generated a significant amount of media attention, especially from the British media.

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