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Encyclopedia > The Observer

Type Weekly newspaper
Format Berliner (ex-Broadsheet)

Owner Guardian Media Group
Editor Roger Alton
Founded 1791
Political allegiance Centre left
Headquarters Farringdon, London

Website: observer.guardian.co.uk

The Observer is a United Kingdom newspaper published on Sundays. Overall slightly to the right of its daily sister paper The Guardian, it takes a liberal/social democratic line on most issues. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Newspapers with the Berliner format. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... 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. ... Roger Alton is the editor of the British national newspaper, The Observer. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The term centre-left has two distinct meanings in politics: Centre-left can be used to describe and denote political parties or organisations that stretch from the centre to the left or are moderately left-wing, as opposed to extreme left wing beliefs such as communism. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ...

Contents

History

The first issue, published on 4 December 1791, was the world's first Sunday newspaper. December 4th redirects here. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 1911, William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919) purchased The Observer from the Harmsworth family. It remained a Tory paper, as it had always been, until 1942, with the end of the 34-year editorship of J. L. Garvin. After his time, it declared itself non-partisan, an unusual stance for the time. 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (March 31, 1848–October 18, 1919) was a financier and statesman and a member of the prominent Astor family. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (July 15, 1865, Dublin - August 14, 1922, London) was an influential and successful newspaper owner. ... The term Tory (from Irish Gaelic tóraighe, an outlaw or guerrilla fighter, during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms — literally meaning pursued man) applied to the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... James Louis Garvin (April 12, 1868 - January 23, 1947) was a British journalist who edited both the Pall Mall Gazette (1912-1915) and The Observer (1908-42). ...


Ownership passed to the 2nd Viscount, Waldorf Astor, who in turn passed it on in 1948 to his sons, one of whom, David Astor (1912-2001), would be the paper's editor for 27 years. David Astor turned the paper into a trust-owned newspaper employing the likes of George Orwell; other journalists strongly associated with it included Paul Jennings and C. A. Lejeune. Under Astor's editorship the Observer became the first national newspaper to oppose the government's 1956 invasion of Suez, a move which cost it many readers. In 1977, the Astors sold the ailing newspaper to US oil giant Atlantic Richfield (now called ARCO) who sold it to Lonrho plc in 1981. Since June 1993, it has been part of the Guardian Media Group. Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (May 19, 1879–September 30, 1952) was a businessman and politician and a member of the prominent Astor family. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Honourable Francis David Langhorne Astor (March 5, 1912, London – December 7, 2001, London) was a newspaper publisher and member of the prominent Astor family. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903[1][2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was a British author and journalist. ... Paul Francis Jennings (June 20, 1918 - December 26, 1989) was a British humourist. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... An ARCO gas station in Los Angeles ARCO (an acronym for Atlantic Richfield Company) is an American oil company that was formed by the merger of East Coast-based Atlantic Refining and California-based Richfield Petroleum in 1966. ... Lonrho plc was incorporated in the United Kingdom on 13 May 1909 as the London and Rhodesian Mining Company Limited. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 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. ...


In 1990 Farzad Bazoft, a journalist for the Observer, was executed in Iraq on charges of spying, which are disputed by many. Farzad Bazoft was an 32-year-old Iran-born British journalist working as a freelance reporter for The Observer. ...


On 27 February 2005 The Observer Blog [1] was launched, making The Observer the first newspaper to purposely document its own internal decisions, as well as the first newspaper to podcast. The paper's regular columnists include Andrew Rawnsley and Nick Cohen. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. ... Andrew Nicholas James Rawnsley (born January 5, 1962) is a British political journalist and broadcaster. ... Nick Cohen is a British journalist, author, and political commentator. ...


Each issue comes with a different free monthly magazine focusing, in rotation, on Sport, Music, Women and Food. These magazines have the titles Observer Sport Monthly, Observer Music Monthly, Observer Woman Monthly and Observer Food Monthly. In addition to the rotating magazines there is the Observer Magazine which is present every Sunday.


Content from The Observer is included in the Guardian Weekly for an international readership, and articles from the magazines combine with Guardian magazine articles in the Guardian Monthly magazine. The Observer is also linked to personal finance and investment magazine Money Observer, which originally started as a supplement in the Observer before launching as a stand alone magazine in 1979. The Guardian Weekly is a weekly newspaper published by the Guardian Media Group, and is one of the worlds oldest international newspapers. ... Guardian Monthly is a glossy magazine published by Guardian Media Group for readers around the world. ... Money Observer is a monthly personal finance and investment magazine published by Guardian Media Group. ...


The Observer followed its daily partner The Guardian and converted to 'Berliner' format on Sunday 8 January 2006 [2],[3] The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... Newspapers with the Berliner format. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

The last broadsheet issue of The Observer, 2006-01-01, with a preview of the Berliner format
The last broadsheet issue of The Observer, 2006-01-01, with a preview of the Berliner format
The first Berliner-format issue of The Observer, 2006-01-08
The first Berliner-format issue of The Observer, 2006-01-08

The Observer has been named national newspaper of the year at the British Press Awards 2007 Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1760 × 1168 pixel, file size: 518 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The last broadsheet issue of The Observer, 2006-01-01, with a preview of the Berliner format. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1760 × 1168 pixel, file size: 518 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The last broadsheet issue of The Observer, 2006-01-01, with a preview of the Berliner format. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1760 × 1168 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The first Berliner issue of The Observer, 2006-01-08. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixel Image in higher resolution (1760 × 1168 pixel, file size: 500 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The first Berliner issue of The Observer, 2006-01-08. ... [[2005 News of the World 2004 The Independent 2003 Daily Mail 2002 The Mirror 2001 Daily Mail 2000 The Sunday Telegraph 1999 The Guardian 1998 Daily Mail 1997 The Daily Telegraph 1996 Daily Mail 1995 Daily Mail 1994 The Daily Telegraph]] ...


The Newsroom

The Observer and its sister newspaper The Guardian operate a visitor centre in London called The Newsroom. It contains their archives, including bound copies of old editions, a photographic library and other items such as diaries, letters and notebooks. This material may be consulted by members of the public. The Newsroom also mounts temporary exhibitions and runs an educational programme for schools.


Editors

Edward Dicey (1832 - 1911), English writer, son of TE Dicey of Claybrook Hall, Leicestershire. ... Henry Duff Traill (1842 – 1900), British author and journalist, was born at Blackheath on 14 August 1842. ... Rachel Beer (1858-1927), granddaughter of David Sassoon, was editor of The Observer (1890-1904) and owner-editor of The Sunday Times (1893-1904). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Louis Garvin (April 12, 1868 - January 23, 1947) was a British journalist who edited both the Pall Mall Gazette (1912-1915) and The Observer (1908-42). ... Ivor John Carnegie Brown (1891–1974) was a British journalist. ... The Honourable Francis David Langhorne Astor (March 5, 1912, London – December 7, 2001, London) was a newspaper publisher and member of the prominent Astor family. ... Donald Trelford is a British journalist and academic, who was editor of The Observer newspaper from 1975 to 1993. ... Jonathan Fenby (born 11 November 1942) is a British journalist, and editor of The Observer newspaper from 1993-1995. ... Andrew Jaspan, a British quack, was appointed in October, 2004, as Editor-in-Chief of The Age, a broadsheet daily newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia. ... Will Hutton is a British writer, weekly columnist (and formerly editor-in-chief) for The Observer in London and currently Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (formerly the Industrial Society). ... Roger Alton is the editor of the British national newspaper, The Observer. ...

See also

Anthony Michell Howard (born February 12, 1934) is a prominent British journalist, broadcaster and writer. ... Trinity College Great Court. ... Nick Cohen is a British journalist, author, and political commentator. ... The John Smith Memorial Mace (known between 1954 and 1995 as the Observer Mace) is the foremost student debating competition in the British Isles and Ireland. ...

References

  1. ^ Observer blog, accessed February 27, 2007
  2. ^ Observer announces relaunch date, accessed February 27, 2007
  3. ^ The archive - summary of holdings, accessed February 27, 2007

February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...

External links

  • Observer website
  • Information about The Newsroom Archive and Visitor Centre
  • Article in the Observer about Wikipedia
  • History of Guardian Media Group 1990 - 1999, Guardian Media Group website; as of March 2, 2003; [1] (link requires Flash to view timeline)
  • History of the Observer


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