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The Yorkshire Post

Not to be confused with Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Yorkshire Post is a daily broadsheet newspaper, published in Leeds in northern England. It covers the whole of what used to be Yorkshire as well as parts of north Derbyshire and Lincolnshire but goes beyond just local news and its masthead carries the slogan "Yorkshire's National Newspaper". It was previously owned by Johnston Press and is now owned by JPIMedia. Founded in 1754, it is one of the oldest newspapers in the country.

The Yorkshire Post
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Yorkshire Post Newspapers (JPIMedia)
EditorJames Mitchinson
Founded1754
HeadquartersLeeds, England
Circulation18,534 (January – June 2019)
ISSN0963-1496
Websitehttp://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/

Its focus on international and national news gives it a wider focus than that usually associated with a provincial newspaper; editions are available throughout the United Kingdom. It has satellite offices in Harrogate, Hull, Scarborough, Sheffield and York, as well as correspondents in Westminster and the City of London. The current editor is James Mitchinson. It considers itself "one of Britain's most trusted and historic newsbrands."

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The former Yorkshire Post headquarters at Wellington Street, Leeds. It is now located at No. 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road.

The paper was founded in 1754, as the Leeds Intelligencer, making it one of Britain's first daily newspapers. The Leeds Intelligencer was a weekly newspaper until it was given its current name and was published daily in 1866.

The first issue of The Yorkshire Post, on 2 July 1866 (after the change of title from the Intelligencer), included the following statement:

the political principles of this journal are Conservative; while supporting every practical improvement, it will resist organic changes ... It will be at once conservative and progressive, a foe to democracy and revolution, but the firm friend of all constitutional reform.

Yorkshire Post, 2 July 1866

The newspaper broke the story of the Edward VIII abdication crisis under the editorship of Arthur Mann. In 1939, the Yorkshire Post absorbed a rival, the Leeds Mercury, which was founded in 1718 and was quite liberal in comparison to the Leeds Intelligencer from the late 18th century, and especially under the editorship of Edward Baines and his son Edward Baines junior. At its peak in the 1950s, the Yorkshire Post sold 120,000 copies a day. This figure had dropped to 40,000 by 2012, rising to nearer 90,000 on a weekend. By the second half of 2017 it was selling less than 22,000 copies a day, a decline of 9% year-on-year. Circulation then further declined to 18,534 for the period January to June 2019.

As well as publishing regular supplements on sport, rural affairs, culture and motoring it runs an extensive business section with two weekly pull-out supplements.

In 2012, as its parent company Johnston Press sought to cut costs, it was merged with the Yorkshire Evening Post – the local newspaper for York - with the then editor, Peter Charlton, overseeing both titles. The merger saw the formation of combined departments for news, business, sport and features – with correspondents writing for both titles.

In February 2012 Johnston Press announced that printing of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in Leeds would be switched to their plant at Dinnington near Sheffield and the Leeds printing facility closed.

In September 2013, it was announced the Wellington Street premises would be demolished as journalists had already moved out. Preliminary demolition began in March 2014, while in April 2014 it was announced the iconic tower would be spared.

In March 2014, 'The' was reintroduced on the name of the paper after 46 years.

The Yorkshire Post achieved wider attention during the 2019 general election campaign, following the publication of a story about a boy being treated on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary was published by sister title the Yorkshire Evening Post. The papers faced criticism on social media and in correspondence from readers, and editor James Mitchinson wrote an open letter to a reader defending the titles and their journalism.

Adapted from the official website:

  • 1754: Griffith Wright
  • 1785: Thomas Wright
  • 1805: Griffith Wright Jr
  • 1819: William Cooke Stafford
  • 1822: Alaric Watts
  • 1842: W. T. Bolland
  • 1848: Christopher Kemplay
  • 1866: John R. K. Ralph
  • 1882: Charles Pebody
  • 1890: H. J. Palmer
  • 1903: J. S. R. Phillips
  • 1920: Arthur Mann
  • 1939: Linton Andrews
  • 1961: Kenneth Young
  • 1964: J. Edward Crossley
  • 1969: John Edwards
  • 1989: Tony Watson
  • 2003: Rachael Campey
  • 2004: Peter Charlton
  • 2013: Jeremy Clifford
  • 2015: James Mitchinson
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  4. "Old Yorkshire Post Leeds HQ set for demolition". Yorkshire Post. 10 September 2013.
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  6. Caunce, Stephen (1993). "Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd: Perseverance rewarded". In John Chartres and Katrina Honeyman (ed.). Leeds City Business. Leeds University Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-85316-157-7.
  7. Sweney, Mark (14 April 2012). "Yorkshire Post publisher scraps editors' posts on regional papers". The Guardian. London. Retrieved15 April 2012.
  8. Brake, Laurel; Demoor, Marysa, eds. (2009). Dictionary of nineteenth-century journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Gent: Academia Press. p. 354. ISBN 9789038213408.
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  • Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher. The world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers (1980) pp. 366–72

The Yorkshire Post
The Yorkshire Post Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Yorkshire Post Not to be confused with Yorkshire Evening Post The Yorkshire Post is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Leeds in northern England It covers the whole of what used to be Yorkshire as well as parts of north Derbyshire and Lincolnshire but goes beyond just local news and its masthead carries the slogan Yorkshire s National Newspaper It was previously owned by Johnston Press and is now owned by JPIMedia Founded in 1754 it is one of the oldest newspapers in the country The Yorkshire PostTypeDaily newspaperFormatBroadsheetOwner s Yorkshire Post Newspapers JPIMedia EditorJames MitchinsonFounded1754HeadquartersLeeds EnglandCirculation18 534 January June 2019 1 ISSN0963 1496Websitehttp www yorkshirepost co uk Its focus on international and national news gives it a wider focus than that usually associated with a provincial newspaper editions are available throughout the United Kingdom It has satellite offices in Harrogate Hull Scarborough Sheffield and York as well as correspondents in Westminster and the City of London The current editor is James Mitchinson 2 It considers itself one of Britain s most trusted and historic newsbrands 3 Contents 1 History 2 Editors 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksHistory Edit The former Yorkshire Post headquarters at Wellington Street Leeds It is now located at No 1 Leeds 26 Whitehall Road 4 The paper was founded in 1754 as the Leeds Intelligencer making it one of Britain s first daily newspapers The Leeds Intelligencer was a weekly newspaper until it was given its current name and was published daily in 1866 5 The first issue of The Yorkshire Post on 2 July 1866 after the change of title from the Intelligencer included the following statement the political principles of this journal are Conservative while supporting every practical improvement it will resist organic changes It will be at once conservative and progressive a foe to democracy and revolution but the firm friend of all constitutional reform Yorkshire Post 2 July 1866 6 The newspaper broke the story of the Edward VIII abdication crisis under the editorship of Arthur Mann 7 In 1939 the Yorkshire Post absorbed a rival the Leeds Mercury which was founded in 1718 and was quite liberal in comparison to the Leeds Intelligencer from the late 18th century and especially under the editorship of Edward Baines and his son Edward Baines junior 8 At its peak in the 1950s the Yorkshire Post sold 120 000 copies a day This figure had dropped to 40 000 by 2012 7 rising to nearer 90 000 on a weekend By the second half of 2017 it was selling less than 22 000 copies a day a decline of 9 year on year 9 Circulation then further declined to 18 534 for the period January to June 2019 1 As well as publishing regular supplements on sport rural affairs culture and motoring it runs an extensive business section with two weekly pull out supplements In 2012 as its parent company Johnston Press sought to cut costs it was merged with the Yorkshire Evening Post the local newspaper for York with the then editor Peter Charlton overseeing both titles The merger saw the formation of combined departments for news business sport and features with correspondents writing for both titles In February 2012 Johnston Press announced that printing of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in Leeds would be switched to their plant at Dinnington near Sheffield and the Leeds printing facility closed In September 2013 it was announced the Wellington Street premises would be demolished as journalists had already moved out Preliminary demolition began in March 2014 while in April 2014 it was announced the iconic tower would be spared In March 2014 The was reintroduced on the name of the paper after 46 years 10 The Yorkshire Post achieved wider attention during the 2019 general election campaign following the publication of a story about a boy being treated on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary was published by sister title the Yorkshire Evening Post The papers faced criticism on social media and in correspondence from readers and editor James Mitchinson wrote an open letter to a reader defending the titles and their journalism 11 12 Editors EditAdapted from the official website 13 1754 Griffith Wright 1785 Thomas Wright 1805 Griffith Wright Jr 1819 William Cooke Stafford 1822 Alaric Watts 1842 W T Bolland 1848 Christopher Kemplay 1866 John R K Ralph 1882 Charles Pebody 1890 H J Palmer 1903 J S R Phillips 1920 Arthur Mann 1939 Linton Andrews 1961 Kenneth Young 1964 J Edward Crossley 1969 John Edwards 1989 Tony Watson 2003 Rachael Campey 2004 Peter Charlton 2013 Jeremy Clifford 2015 James MitchinsonReferences Edit a b Yorkshire Post January to June 2019 circulation 18 534 PDF Abc org uk Retrieved 9 September 2021 Contact us Yorkshire Post Retrieved 7 October 2017 We re on the side of truth we are calling for an end to the general election lies the deception the fakery The Yorkshire Post Retrieved 5 March 2020 Old Yorkshire Post Leeds HQ set for demolition Yorkshire Post 10 September 2013 Caunce Stephen 1993 Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd Perseverance rewarded In Chartres John Honeyman Katrina eds Leeds City Business Leeds University Press pp 24 56 ISBN 0 85316 157 7 Caunce Stephen 1993 Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd Perseverance rewarded In John Chartres and Katrina Honeyman ed Leeds City Business Leeds University Press p 28 ISBN 0 85316 157 7 a b Sweney Mark 14 April 2012 Yorkshire Post publisher scraps editors posts on regional papers The Guardian London Retrieved 15 April 2012 Brake Laurel Demoor Marysa eds 2009 Dictionary of nineteenth century journalism in Great Britain and Ireland Gent Academia Press p 354 ISBN 9789038213408 Linford Paul 1 March 2018 JP dailies post circulation rises as ABC figures unveiled HoldTheFrontPage UK Retrieved 8 March 2018 Yorkshire Post Reinstates The After 46 year Absence Johnston Press 10 March 2014 Retrieved 31 March 2014 BBC Radio 4 The Media Show Fake news strong views Yorkshire and me BBC Retrieved 5 March 2020 Do not believe a stranger on social media who disappears into the night An open letter from our editor to you Yorkshire Post Retrieved 5 March 2020 In the editor s chair Yorkshire Post 2 July 2004Further reading EditMerrill John C and Harold A Fisher The world s great dailies profiles of fifty newspapers 1980 pp 366 72External links EditBritish Library picture of the Leedes Intelligencer 19 May 1761 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title The Yorkshire Post amp oldid 1053179518, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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