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Guardian Unlimited

Frontpage, 16 August 2005.
URL guardian.co.uk
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online Newspaper
Available language(s) English
Owner Guardian Media Group
Created by The Guardian
Launched 1999
Current status Active

Guardian Unlimited is a British website owned by the Guardian Media Group. It contains nearly all of the content of the newspapers The Guardian and The Observer, as well as a substantial body of web-only work produced by its own staff, including a rolling news service. It is one of the world's leading online newspapers (15 million unique users in March 2007, ABCE audited.) For example, on 7 July 2005, following the London bombings, a record 1.3 million unique users visited the site and a total of 7.8 million pages were viewed [1]. Interestingly, there were more visitors from the United States than from the UK. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x895, 134 KB)Front page of Guardian Unlimited (http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (733x895, 134 KB)Front page of Guardian Unlimited (http://www. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “URL” redirects here. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Guardian Media Group plc is a company of the United Kingdom owning various mass media operations including The Guardian, The Observer and the Manchester Evening News. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Guardian Media Group plc is a company of the United Kingdom owning various mass media operations including The Guardian, The Observer and the Manchester Evening News. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Locations of the bombings, overlaid onto a real-path map of the London Underground The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ...


The site is made up of a core news site, plus a network of niche websites covering subjects including media, sport, education and the public sector. "Guardian Unlimited" is notable for its engagement with readers, including long-running talkboards and, more recently, a network of weblogs. Its seven blogs were joined on March 14, 2006 by a new comment site, Comment is free, named after the famous quote by The Guardian editor, C. P. Scott. Both the talkboards and blogs accept comments without pre-moderation, although all now require registration for comments. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comment is free is the comment and political opinion weblog site from Guardian Unlimited. ... Charles Prestwich Scott (26 October 1846 – 1 January 1932) was a British journalist, publisher and politician. ...


Most of the site can be viewed for free and without registration, though some services such as Guardian Unlimited Talk and its media industry news site require users to register. Front page of Guardian Unlimited Talk from August 16, 2005 showing folders and recent threads Guardian Unlimited Talk is the forum on Guardian Unlimited, the network of news and information-related websites owned by the British-based Guardian Media Group. ...

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Ownership

"Guardian Unlimited" is part of the Guardian Media Group of newspapers, radio stations, and new media including The Guardian daily newspaper, The Observer Sunday newspaper, and the Manchester Evening News. All the aforementioned are owned by The Scott Trust, a charitable foundation which aims to ensure the newspaper's editorial independence in perpetuity, maintaining its financial health to ensure it does not become vulnerable to takeover by for-profit media groups, and the serious compromise of editorial independence that this often brings. Guardian Media Group plc is a company of the United Kingdom owning various mass media operations including The Guardian, The Observer and the Manchester Evening News. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Manchester Evening News is an English daily newspaper published each week day evening and on Saturdays. ... The Scott Trust is a British organisation which owns Guardian Media Group and thus The Guardian and The Observer as well as various local newspapers, Jazz FM and other radio stations, and various other media businesses in the UK. The Trust was established in 1936 by John Scott, owner of...


History

"Guardian Unlimited" was launched in 1999, born of the Guardian New Media Lab. Its popularity soared after the September 11th attack in the United States, largely thanks to the diverse range of viewpoints published in the Guardian newspaper. The website won the Best Newspaper category in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Webby Awards, beating the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Variety. [1]. The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards are a set of awards presented to the worlds best websites. The awards have been given out since 1996. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ...


In 2006 "Guardian Unlimited" reported its first profitable year, with income coming mostly from recruitment and display advertising. [2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since May 2007, "Guardian Unlimited" has begun a gradual process of changing its design, starting with the front page, so as to reflect the current look of the Guardian newspaper and introduce additional features. The new design will be rolled out to all parts of the website over an 18-month period.


Talkboard

Front page of Guardian Unlimited Talk from August 16, 2005 showing folders and recent threads

The network's forum, called Guardian Unlimited Talk and also "GU Talk", is the one of the largest news & politics discussion site in Europe. Because of this, and the Guardian's left-wing political reputation, it receives a lot of attention from right-wing American posters. As a result, its discussion topics (divided into folders such as "International", "Media", "UK News", and off-topic folder "The Haven") are a diverse and eclectic mix of British, European and American politics, media-related topics, and eccentric British banter by bored office workers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (627x1702, 33 KB)Front page of Guardian Unlimited Talk (http://talk. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (627x1702, 33 KB)Front page of Guardian Unlimited Talk (http://talk. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as quotes and spoiler brackets A page from a forum showcasing emoticons and Internet slang An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... A European is primarily a person who was born into one of the countries within the continent of Europe. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ...


See also

  • The Fiver
  • Comment is Free
  • Podcasts
  • Soulmates
  • G24

The Fiver is a humorous daily football email published by the Guardian Unlimited website. ...

External links

  • Guardian Unlimited
  • Guardian Front Page RSS feed (in XML; use a news aggregator)
  • Digital Guardian
  • Guardian Unlimited blogs
  • The Guardian Unlimited Talk Board


An aggregator or news aggregator is a type of software that retrieves syndicated Web content that is supplied in the form of a web feed (RSS, Atom and other XML formats), and that are published by weblogs, podcasts, vlogs, and mainstream mass media websites. ...


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All the aforementioned are owned by The Scott Trust, a charitable foundation which aims to ensure the newspaper's editorial independence in perpetuity, maintaining its financial health to ensure it does not become vulnerable to take over by for-profit media groups, and the serious compromise of editorial independence that this often brings.
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The Guardian was founded in 1821 as the Manchester Guardian.
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