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Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 1 decade ago

The mirror and the daily mail - politics?

Who actually owns them now, and how can we tell that the Mail is linked with the Conservative party and the Mirror is linked with labour?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can find out the the ownership by looking on the newspaper website.. And the website of the owners always list who is on the board of directors. These are the people who usually decide what political direction a newspaper takes.

    The Daily mail is owned by DAILY MAIL AND GENERAL TRUST PLC. And the 4th Viscount Rothermere (Jonathan Harmsworth) has the controlling share. He inherited it from his father the 3rd Viscount Rothermere. Paul Dacre is the editor

    The Mirror is owned by TRINITY MIRROR PLC. Unlike the Daily mirror most of the shareholders are instutional companies such as Prudential and Philips. Robert Maxwell used to have controlling ownership in the Mirror..but his (and his familiy's) shares were sold after his death. The CEO is Sly Bailey.

    Newspapers in the UK are tradionally associated with one party or the other. You can tell which party a newspaper supports..

    By looking at the stories it prints,

    Who it supports at every election. For example at every election the Daily Mail always comes out for conservative, and the Mirror labour.

    The donations it's owners and editors make to political parties

    And also what is said about the newspaper by others. Each people is known by it's political bias..if you are reading about a UK newspaper.. it won't take long until it's political bias is mentioned

    Wikipedia writes about the political history of each newspaper in it's articles about them.

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