THE GUARDIAN WEEKLY is an internationally focused English-language
newspaper based in London, UK. It is one of the world's oldest
international newspapers and has readers in more than 170 countries.
Editorial content is drawn from its sister publications, the British
daily newspaper the Guardian and Sunday newspaper the Observer , and
all three are published by the
Guardian Media Group and owned by The
Scott Trust Limited .
* 1 History
* 1.1 Early years * 1.2 Evolution and editorship 1969-2007 * 1.3 Since 2007
* 2 Format * 3 Worldwide readership * 4 Notable readers * 5 References * 6 External links
The first edition of the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN WEEKLY was printed on 4
July 1919, a week after the signing of the
Treaty of Versailles . The
MANCHESTER GUARDIAN viewed itself as a leading liberal voice and
wanted to extend its reach, particularly in the
EVOLUTION AND EDITORSHIP 1969-2007
For a large part of its early life the newspaper was a half-broadsheet format. Initially the notion of ‘the best of the Guardian’ meant a weighty opinion piece for the front page. It evolved, under the editorship of John Perkin, in 1969, to include the use of pictures on the front page.
In 1971, the English edition of the French daily newspaper Le Monde
folded and the Weekly took on its 12,000-strong subscription list as
well as four pages of
Around this time the Weekly relocated from Cheadle , to the south of Manchester, to join the rest of the Guardian in London. This move afforded the Weekly better access to editors, leader writers and news features. In 1991, technological advances enabled the first transmission by modem of pages to an Australian print site. Under Ensor’s editorship, the paper began to be produced using the desktop publishing program Quark XPress . It became a tabloid-sized publication; then, in 2005, when the daily Guardian newspaper converted from a broadsheet to the smaller, Berliner format, the Guardian Weekly shrank to a half-Berliner while increasing pagination to its now-standard 48 pages. Full-colour printing was also introduced. By the end of Ensor’s editorship, curtailed by his death from cancer in 2007, more advances in technology meant that even Weekly readers in the most remote locations were able to access the internet.
The appointment of
The paper is printed at sites in the UK ,
Britain, Australia, the
Each week, readers are encouraged to introduce themselves to fellow subscribers in a Good to Meet You feature, which began in 2012.
Surveys reveal that some 60% of subscribers had taken the paper for more than a decade. Readership tends towards a well-educated demographic. The typical reader is aged over 45, educated to at least degree level and either working in or retired from education, with a 59-41 male-female split.
Readers typify their reasons for subscribing: a family habit of
taking the Manchester Guardian, followed by a spell working abroad in
development or teaching, then retirement or emigration (often to
The paper's readers include many world statesmen, including Nelson
Mandela , who subscribed during his time in prison and described the
paper as his "window on the wider world".
George W. Bush was
reportedly the first President of the
* ^ A B C D E staff, Guardian Weekly (2016-12-20). "A short history of the Guardian Weekly: celebrating our success". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2017-03-01. * ^ office, GNM press (2012-03-20). "New Editor for Guardian Weekly". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2017-03-01. * ^ "Guardian timeline". The Guardian. 2002-06-10. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2017-03-01. * ^ "From the archive, 8 April 1933: The Manchester Guardian forbidden in Germany". The Guardian. 2015-04-08. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2017-03-01. * ^ Lewis, James (2002-02-14). "John Perkin". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2017-03-01. * ^ "Observe