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5 mai 2011 4 05 /05 /mai /2011 20:27




was formerly known as "The Manchester Guardian" and founded in 1821.

"The Guardian" is told to have the 2nd largest online readership of any English-language newspaper in the world (after the New York Times). On the first page of the May 5, 1821 issue, the first words published below the masthead "immortalised a lost labrador on a front page made up entirely of advertisements" ; on that day Napoleon died too -but no mention of his death for weeks.

 Click the illustration  to get a larger-sized first front page :



You can compare it with today's front page :

http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/jpg5/lg/UK_TG.jpgIn January 2011, "The Guardian" paper form had an average daily  circulation of 279,308 copies. The newspaper identifies with centre-left liberalism ; its readership is usually on the mainstream left of the British political opinion. The daily is also influential in the design and publishing fields  -it supports many awards in these domains. News replaced ads on page one only in...  1952.

Among the cartoon strips issued in "The Guardian" you'll also find...

Doonesbury's :


Harry Venning's :




or Steve Bell's :


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