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The Courier-Mail masthead
Image:Courier-Mail front page 12-12-2005.jpg

Front page of The Courier-Mail
on 12 December 2005
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet

(Tabloid from early 2006) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Courier-Mail_front_page_12-12-2005. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/NewspaperSizes200508. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


Owner News Corporation
Publisher {{{publisher}}}
Editor David Fagan
Founded 1933
Political position   Conservative
Ceased publication   {{{ceased publication}}}
Price {{{price}}}
Headquarters   41 Campbell Street,
Bowen Hills QLD 4000

Website: www.thecouriermail.com.au

The Courier-Mail is the only daily newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. Owned by News Corporation, it is published daily from Monday to Saturday in broadsheet format, with each page having a size of A2. Its editorial offices are located at Bowen Hills, in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs, and it is printed at Murarrie, in Brisbane's eastern suburbs. News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) NYSE: NWS is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... For related and other uses, see Conservatism (disambiguation) Conservatism is any of a number of political philosophies supporting traditional values or an established social order. ... The Old Museum -- former home of the Queensland Museum -- later, home of the Queensland Youth Orchestras Bowen Hills is a suburb in the inner north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the state of Queensland, Australia. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) NYSE: NWS is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... Error creating thumbnail: convert: unable to open image `/mnt/upload3/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/NewspaperSizes200508. ... ISO 216 specifies international standard (ISO) paper sizes, used in most countries in the world today. ... The Old Museum -- former home of the Queensland Museum -- later, home of the Queensland Youth Orchestras Bowen Hills is a suburb in the inner north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... Murarrie is a suburb of Brisbane, Australia. ...


The first edition of The Courier-Mail was published on August 28, 1933 after a merger of The Brisbane Courier (founded as The Moreton Bay Courier on June 20, 1846) and The Daily Mail (first published on October 3, 1903). This merger was necessitated by the Great Depression which had caused both papers to make financial losses. August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother depicts destitute pea pickers in California, centering on Florence Owens Thompson, a mother of seven children, age thirty-two, in Nipomo, California, March 1936. ...


Like most newspapers owned by News Corporation, The Courier-Mail generally supports free market economic policies and the process of globalisation. It supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Though The Courier-Mail is a broadsheet, its quality of coverage is perceived to be more sensationalist and less serious compared to more prestigious broadsheets such as The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. However, its journalism is not as lurid or populist as tabloids such as The Daily Telegraph in Sydney. A free market is an idealized market, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an economy... Globalization is a term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that are the result of dramatically increased trade and cultural exchange. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Sensationalism is a manner of being extremely controversial, loud, attention-grabbing, or otherwise sensationalistic. ... The Sydney Morning Herald is a major Australian broadsheet newspaper published daily in Australias oldest and most populous city, Sydney. ... The Australian (informally referred to as The Oz) is a national daily broadsheet newspaper published by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... The Daily Telegraph is a tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and with a population of over four million people is the most populous city in Australia. ...


The Courier-Mail has the fourth-highest circulation of any daily newspaper in Australia and the second-highest circulation of any Australian broadsheet, with 211,279 sales per weekday. 333,910 copies are sold on Saturdays. Around three-quarters of The Courier-Mail's readership is located in the Brisbane metropolitan area. Weekdays are the days of the week which are not part of the weekend, i. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ...


A copy of The Courier-Mail costs $1.00 on weekdays and $1.80 on Saturdays. The Australian dollar, AUD or A$, is the official currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. ...


Prominent journalists and columnists include Nicholas Gruen, Terry Sweetman and Hedley Thomas. Its current Editor is David Fagan, who is married to columnist and 612 ABC Brisbane radio broadcaster Madonna King. Its editorial cartoonist is Sean Leahy. An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... 612 ABC Brisbane (callsign, 4QR) is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio station in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


On December 14, 2005 it was announced that The Courier-Mail will move from broadsheet to tabloid format some time in the first half of 2006. The change to a more compact format will bring The Courier-Mail in line with all other News Limited metropolitan daily newspapers in Australia. This follows the change to a tabloid format by The Advertiser of Adelaide, another News Corporation newspaper. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ... The Advertiser is the only local daily newspaper published in Adelaide, South Australia. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a population of almost 1. ...


See also

This is a list of Australian newspapers - see also * Australian Newspapers Online. ...

External links

  • The Courier-Mail online
  • Article about the planned conversion to a tabloid format

 
 

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