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Q: british newspapers ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: british newspapers
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: d20gdx-ga
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Posted: 08 May 2006 11:21 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2006 11:21 PDT
Question ID: 726611
where can i find info on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the
main british newspapers, and in particular what there policital
leanings if any are?
Subject: Re: british newspapers
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 08 May 2006 12:26 PDT
Dear d20gdx-ga,

You can guarantee that a UK newspaper will have a political leaning,
and have a view on any topic.

By way of introduction you could start with these histories of British newspapers.
And Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Twentieth Century

This introduction to the newspapers in the UK will set out the
difference between broadsheets and tabloids, and their political

This site does the same.

The Financial Times provides a review of political coverage especially
during elections.,dwp_uuid=fdb2b318-aa9e-11d9-98d7-00000e2511c8.html

As does this document from the 2005 EPOP Annual Conference, University of Essex

Party Strategy and Media Bias A Quantitative Analysis of the 2005 UK
election campaign.
Supporting tables

I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is
unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before
rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as
soon as I receive it.
Thank you
Subject: Re: british newspapers
From: redfoxjumps-ga on 08 May 2006 13:34 PDT
Aren't some of the papers owned by the Austrailian Murdock?  Do they
have a Austrailian bias?
Subject: Re: british newspapers
From: myoarin-ga on 08 May 2006 14:54 PDT
Murdock became a US citizen in 1985.  Don't know if the Aussies were
relieved to hear that.
Subject: Re: british newspapers
From: probonopublico-ga on 08 May 2006 22:31 PDT
The Times, once regarded as a respectable 'journal of record' has
(alas) fallen into the hands of Rupert Murdoch and it's been going
downhill ever since.

Sadly, the rest of the British Press has also been tainted and once
respectable rags like The Guardian are now awash with hideous
supplements and masses of advertising.

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