By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. They ensure the proper functioning of our services, analytics tools and display of relevant ads. Learn more about cookies and control them

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

The story of 'The Newark Advertiser'

'The Newark Advertiser' is a weekly British regional newspaper, owned by Advertiser Group Newspapers. It serves the town of Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

History of 'The Newark Advertiser'

Beginnings The Newark Advertiser was established in 1847 as the 'Newark Monthly Advertiser'. Created by printer William Tomlinson, it had four pages and cost 1d. In 1854, it became a weekly publication and was renamed the 'Newark Advertiser and Farmers' Journal'. Its size doubled to eight pages and the price trebled to 3d. Cornelius Brown
The paper’s first editor was Cornelius Brown. He edited the paper from 1874 until his death in 1907. He was a talented writer who penned seven major books, including a two-volume History of Newark, which took 15 years to write. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. J.C Kew
'The Newark Advertiser Co. Ltd' was incorporated in September 1882 and continued to flourish under Brown’s editorship. When he died, JC Kew took over the reins and 'The Advertiser' settled down to a long and successful period under his editorship which went on through the 1914-18 war and beyond. Cyril Parlby 'The Advertiser''s second editor died as unpredictably as the first and once again the changeover to a successor had to be made without interrupting regular publication. Kew's nephew Cyril Parlby, who had joined the Advertiser staff as a reporter when he came home from the First World War, was the new appointment in 1930. He was destined to remain in the editorial chair longer than either of his predecessors: 37 years. Other editors till present day He was succeeded by his nephew Roger Parlby in 1968. He stepped down in 1984 and Donald Wright took over the role until his retirement in 2000. Harry Whitehouse took over for the next eight years. The current editor, who was appointed in 2008, is Chris Prime.

'The Advertiser' today

'The Advertiser' today The Newark Advertiser currently has a circulation of over 17,000, a readership of nearly 57,000 and is published every Thursday. The paper was given a new look in September 2010 with a redesigned masthead and different fonts to make it easier to read. Publicity As well as news, features and sport, the paper also carries TV and radio listings, a puzzles page, a diary of local entertainments and events, and a "Junior Advertiser" page for kids. Writing for 'Hold The Front Page', a website covering regional journalism, Steve Dyson commented: "Prime clearly instils the importance of quality in his journalists, with every paragraph from intros to captions subject to painstaking care and attention that have become a rare pleasure to see in local newspapers in 2010."

Same category articles Literature

The story of the Revised Standard Version Bible

The story of the Revised Standard Version Bible

The Revised Standard Version (rsv) Bible is a popular and celebrated translation of the Bible. The New Testament version was first printed in 1946, followed by the Old Testament translation in 1952. The aim of the RSV Bible is, according to its translators, "To put the message of the Bible in simple, enduring words" to make it an easy-to-read Bible. The following article provides you with an overview of the Revised Standard Version Bible.
New Living Translation: The facts

New Living Translation: The facts

The New Living Translation Bible was developed to render the Bible in modern English comprehensible to ordinary readers. It underwent a rigorous translation process intended to ascertain and express the true meaning in modern English, the translators being drawn from a range of denominations. Various study Bibles have been developed from it, but there have been criticisms.
Carnegie library: The facts

Carnegie library: The facts

Carnegie, one of the richest people in the world, is most famous for the many libraries he helped to establish both within and outside the U.S.
A guide to the Doubleday Book Club

A guide to the Doubleday Book Club

The Book of the Month club, is a United States based book club, which offers a new book each month to its customers. It was founded in 1926 by Harry Scherman, a former copywriter for an advertising agency, who wanted to overcome the problems of drumming up interest in newly published books.