23 Facts About The Times

1. The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.

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2. The Times used contributions from significant figures in the fields of politics, science, literature, and the arts to build its reputation.

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3. For much of its early life, the profits of The Times were very large and the competition minimal, so it could pay far better than its rivals for information or writers.

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4. Under the editorship of Barnes and his successor in 1841, John Thadeus Delane, the influence of The Times rose to great heights, especially in politics and amongst the City of London.

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5. The Times was one of the first newspapers to send war correspondents to cover particular conflicts.

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6. The Times faced financial extinction in 1890 under Arthur Fraser Walter, but it was rescued by an energetic editor, Charles Frederic Moberly Bell.

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7. The Times wrote in detail about his reasons for resigning from the paper due to meddling with his stories, and the paper's pro-Israel stance.

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8. In June 1990, The Times ceased its policy of using courtesy titles for living persons before full names on first reference, but it continues to use them before surnames on subsequent references.

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9. On 6 June 2005, The Times redesigned its Letters page, dropping the practice of printing correspondents' full postal addresses.

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10. In May 2008, printing of The Times switched from Wapping to new plants at Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, and Merseyside and Glasgow, enabling the paper to be produced with full colour on every page for the first time.

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11. On 26 July 2012, to coincide with the official start of the London 2012 Olympics and the issuing of a series of souvenir front covers, The Times added the suffix "of London" to its masthead.

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12. In November 2006, The Times began printing headlines in a new typeface, Times Modern.

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13. In 1908, The Times started using the Monotype Modern typeface.

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14. The Times commissioned the serif typeface The Times New Roman, created by Victor Lardent at the English branch of Monotype, in 1931.

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15. The Times stayed with Times New Roman for 40 years, but new production techniques and the format change from broadsheet to tabloid in 2004 have caused the newspaper to switch typeface five times since 1972.

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16. The Times adopted a stance described as "peculiarly detached" at the 1945 general election; although it was increasingly critical of the Conservative Party's campaign, it did not advocate a vote for any one party.

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17. Some columnists in The Times are connected to the Conservative Party such as Daniel Finkelstein, Tim Montgomerie, Matthew Parris, and Matt Ridley, but there are columnists connected to the Labour Party such as David Aaronovitch and Jenni Russell.

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18. The Times settled Patel's defamation claim by issuing an apology and offering to pay damages and legal costs.

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19. In 2019, The Times published an article titled "Female Circumcision is like clipping a nail, claimed speaker".

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20. In 2020, The Times issued an apology, amended its article and agreed to pay Choudhury damages and legal costs.

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21. Times Literary Supplement first appeared in 1902 as a supplement to The Times, becoming a separately paid-for weekly literature and society magazine in 1914.

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22. The Times started a new, free, monthly science magazine, Eureka, in October 2009.

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23. In 1971, The Times began publishing the Times Higher Education Supplement which focuses its coverage on tertiary education.

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