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Johnston Press
Johnston Press
plc is a multimedia company based in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2] Its flagship titles include national newspaper the i, The Scotsman, the Yorkshire Post, the Falkirk Herald, The News (Portsmouth) and The News Letter
The News Letter
in Belfast. The Falkirk Herald
Falkirk Herald
was the then Falkirk-based company's first acquisition in 1846. It now also operates around 200 other newspapers and associated websites around the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the Isle of Man. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Contents

1 History 2 Operations

2.1 Newspapers in Great Britain 2.2 Newspapers in Ireland

2.2.1 Johnston Publishing (NI)

2.2.1.1 Daily 2.2.1.2 Local (NI) 2.2.1.3 Free titles (NI)

2.2.2 Derry Journal
Derry Journal
newspapers

2.2.2.1 Local (Derry Journal) 2.2.2.2 Free titles (Derry Journal)

2.3 Online

3 References 4 External links

History[edit]

The first edition of the Falkirk Herald
Falkirk Herald
(1845), Johnston's first acquisition in 1846

Johnston owns many local & regional newspapers across the UK, such as the Yorkshire Evening Post

Johnston acquired one of Scotland's national titles, The Scotsman, in 2006

The Johnston family business was involved in printing from 1797, originally in Falkirk.[3] It bought control of its first newspaper, the Falkirk Herald, in 1846. The company would remain headquartered in Falkirk for the next 150 years. The family publishing company was renamed F Johnston & Co Ltd in 1882, a title it would retain until it was floated on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
as Johnston Press
Johnston Press
in 1988.[4] The company's first major acquisition came in 1970, when it took control of the Fife-based publishers Strachan & Livingston.[4] In 1978 it bought Wilfred Edmunds Ltd in Chesterfield, publisher of the Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire Times
and The Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group in Wakefield.[4] The Company bought The West Sussex County Times in 1988, The Halifax Evening Courier in 1994 and the newspaper interests of EMAP
EMAP
plc in 1996.[4] Further expansion followed with Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers in 1999 and Regional Independent Media Holdings in 2002.[4] The Company expanded into the Irish market in 2005 by purchasing Local Press Ltd, a company owned by 3i (£65 million),[5] the newspaper assets of Scottish Radio Holdings, known as Score Press with forty-five titles in Scotland
Scotland
and Ireland (£155 million),[6] and the Leinster Leader Group (€138.6 million).[7] Johnston Press
Johnston Press
acquired The Scotsman
The Scotsman
Publications in 2006, taking ownership of two of Scotland's major national broadsheet titles, The Scotsman and Scotland
Scotland
on Sunday, as well as two local papers, the Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Evening News and the Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Herald & Post.[8] In 2014, Iconic Newspapers acquired Johnston Press' titles in the Republic of Ireland.[9] In March of that year, Johnston Press
Johnston Press
launched a digital advertising agency called 1XL, in partnership with a number of other media companies including Local World and Newsquest.[10] In February 2016 the company announced it was buying i newspaper for £24m.[11] The deal to buy i was completed on 10 April 2016, giving Johnston Press
Johnston Press
a daily print circulation of over 600,000 newspapers and an audience online and in print of almost 32m people.[12] In July 2016 Johnston Press
Johnston Press
sold off its three titles on the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
— the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Examiner, the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
Courier and the Manx Independent — to Tindle Newspapers in a deal worth £4.25m.[13] In January 2017 Johnston sold off a further 13 titles covering the East Midlands and East Anglia
East Anglia
(including the Stamford Mercury) to Iliffe Media for £17m. The same month, the company also won a contract from Associated Newspapers (ANL) to print the Monday-to-Saturday issues of the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
newspaper at Johnston's Portsmouth Web facility in Hampshire, following the closure of ANL's printing site at Didcot.[14] Operations[edit]

Journalism portal Scotland
Scotland
portal

Newspapers in Great Britain[edit] The following is a partial list of British newspapers owned by the company:

Arbroath Herald Banbury Guardian Batley & Birstall News Bellshill Speaker Berwick Advertiser Biggleswade Chronicle Blackpool Gazette Bognor Regis Observer Bridlington Free Press Brighton & Hove Independent Buckingham Advertiser Bucks Herald Burnley Express Buxton Advertiser Carrick Gazette Chichester Observer Chorley Guardian Crawley Observer Cumbernauld News Daventry Express Dewsbury Reporter Diss Express Dinnington Guardian Doncaster Free Press Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Evening News Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Herald and Post Eastbourne Herald East Grinstead Gazette Ellon Times Falkirk Herald Fife Free Press Fife Herald & Post Fife Leader Filey Mercury Fleetwood Weekly News Galloway Gazette Gainsborough Standard Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra Green Un (Sheffield) Halifax Courier Harborough Mail Hartlepool Mail Harrogate Advertiser Hemel Hempstead Gazette Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express Horncastle News The i Kilsyth Chronicle Lanark Gazette Lancashire Evening Post Lancaster Guardian Lancaster Visitor Lancing Herald Leyland Guardian Leamington Courier Leighton Buzzard Observer Littlehampton Gazette Luton News Lytham St Annes Express Market Rasen Mail Malton & Pickering Mercury Mansfield Chad Mirfield Reporter Milngavie and Bearsden Herald[15] Milton Keynes Citizen Montrose Review Morecambe Visitor Morpeth Herald Motherwell Times News Guardian News Post Leader The News (Portsmouth) Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph Northampton Chronicle & Echo Northumberland Gazette Paisley and Renfrewshire Extra Perth Herald & Post Peterborough Evening Telegraph Pocklington Post Retford Guardian Rugby Advertiser Scarborough News Scotland
Scotland
on Sunday The Scotsman Sheffield Star Sheffield Telegraph Shields Gazette Shoreham Herald Skegness Standard Spilsby Standard Stornoway Gazette Sunderland Echo Sussex Express Times & Citizen (Bedford) Todmorden News The Visitor (Morecambe, Lancs) Westend Extra (Glasgow) West Lothian Herald & Post West Sussex County Times West Sussex Gazette Wetherby News Whitby Gazette Wigan Evening Post Worksop Guardian Worthing Herald Yorkshire Evening Post Yorkshire Post

Newspapers in Ireland[edit] Johnston Press
Johnston Press
publishes a total of 22 titles in Northern Ireland through two holding companies, Johnston Publishing (NI) and Derry Journal Newspapers. The geographic readership of some titles extends across the Irish border
Irish border
into the Republic of Ireland, such as the Derry Journal
Derry Journal
which also covers County Donegal. Former Johnston titles published in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
now belong to Iconic Newspapers.[9]

Johnston Publishing (NI)[edit] Daily[edit]

The News Letter

Local (NI)[edit]

Ballymena Times Ballymoney and Moyle Times" "Carrick Times Carrickfergus Coleraine Times Dromore Leader Larne Times Londonderry Sentinel Lurgan Mail Mid Ulster Mail Portadown Times "Newtownabbey Times Tyrone Times Ulster Star

Free titles (NI)[edit]

Banbridge & District Weekender Belfast
Belfast
News Craigavon Echo East Antrim Advertiser Lisburn Echo Mid Ulster Echo North West Echo

Derry Journal
Derry Journal
newspapers[edit] Local (Derry Journal)[edit]

Derry Journal Sunday Journal

Free titles (Derry Journal)[edit]

City News Foyle News

Online[edit] The company owns the following websites, in addition to newspaper sites as above, and regionalised versions of these:

www.digitalkitbag.com www.jobstoday.co.uk

References[edit]

^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2015" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.  ^ "Contact us - Johnston Press
Johnston Press
plc". www.johnstonpress.co.uk.  ^ "Archives, The Scottish Printing Archival Trust". Retrieved 22 March 2017.  ^ a b c d e "History of Johnston Press". Johnston Press
Johnston Press
plc. Retrieved 10 August 2007.  ^ Newspaper
Newspaper
Society Database of Mergers[dead link] (login required) ^ West, Karl (22 June 2005). " Johnston Press
Johnston Press
picks up SRH local newspaper division". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 11 September 2014.  ^ Press Release on Purchase of Leinster Leader Group Archived 8 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (19 December 2005). " Johnston Press
Johnston Press
buys Scotsman". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014.  ^ a b " Johnston Press
Johnston Press
sells its 14 titles in the Republic". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.  ^ "Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest
Newsquest
unite for 1XL digital sell". Retrieved 14 April 2016.  ^ " Johnston Press
Johnston Press
to buy i newspaper for £24m". BBC. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.  ^ "Financial Results 2015". Retrieved 14 April 2016.  ^ Mayhew, Freddy (4 July 2016). " Tindle Newspapers buys three Isle of Man titles from Johnston Press
Johnston Press
in deal worth £4.25m". Press Gazette.  ^ Turvill, William (25 January 2017). "Multi-million pound Daily Mail printing contract win provides some relief to newspaper group Johnston Press". City A.M.
City A.M.
Retrieved 2017-01-27.  ^ Our Business: Johnston (Falkirk) Ltd, Johnston Press
Johnston Press
plc Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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