36 Facts About The Times


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

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The Times had an average daily circulation of 417, 298 in January 2019; in the same period, The Sunday The Times had an average weekly circulation of 712, 291.

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The Times has been heavily used by scholars and researchers because of its widespread availability in libraries and its detailed index.

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In spite of Walter Sr's sixteen-month stay in Newgate Prison for libel printed in The Times, his pioneering efforts to obtain Continental news, especially from France, helped build the paper's reputation among policy makers and financiers.

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

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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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The Times later joined British Military Intelligence during World War II, was promoted into senior positions after the war ended, and defected to the Soviet Union when discovery was inevitable in 1963.

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In December 1944, when fighting broke out in Athens between the Greek Communist ELAS and the British Army, Carr in a The Times leader sided with the Communists, leading Winston Churchill to condemn him and the article in a speech to the House of Commons.

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However, direct input of text by journalists was still not achieved, and this was to remain an interim measure until the Wapping dispute of 1986, when The Times moved from New Printing House Square in Gray's Inn Road (near Fleet Street) to new offices in Wapping.

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

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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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The Times has had the following eight owners since its foundation in 1785:.

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At the time of Harold Evans' appointment as editor in 1981, The Times had an average daily sale of 282, 000 copies in comparison to the 1.

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In January 2019, The Times had a circulation of 417, 298 and The Sunday Times 712, 291.

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

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The Times was printed in broadsheet format for 219 years, but switched to compact size in 2004 in an attempt to appeal more to younger readers and commuters using public transport.

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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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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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In 1959, the historian of journalism Allan Nevins analysed the importance of The Times in shaping the views of events of London's elite, writing:.

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Much more than a century The Times has been an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain.

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

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

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

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In June 2020, a report in The Times had suggested that Cage and Begg were supporting a man who had been arrested in relation to a knife attack in Reading in which three men were murdered.

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The Times report suggested that Cage and Begg were excusing the actions of the accused man by mentioning mistakes made by the police and others.

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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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Between 1951 and 1966, The Times published a separately paid-for quarterly science review, The Times Science Review.

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

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

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