Evening Standard

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Evening Standard
Newspaper lettering
description regional free newspaper
language English
publishing company Evening Standard Ltd. ( United Kingdom )
Headquarters London
First edition May 21, 1827
Frequency of publication Every day
Sold edition 847,936 copies
( December 2016 )
Editor-in-chief George Osborne
Web link standard.co.uk
The Evening Standard editions destined for Chancery Lane underground station are unloaded from a truck . You can see the logo of the in-house television station London Live.

The London Evening Standard , simply Evening Standard until May 2009 , is a local free daily newspaper from London . It is sold there and in South West England from Monday to Friday. The journal's particular strengths are local reports from London and its financial district as well as its cultural reporting.


The Evening Standard was founded in 1827 as The Standard and appeared from 1857 as a morning newspaper with an evening edition (The Evening Standard) from 1859. She gained fame through her reports on the Franco-German War of 1870/71 and the American Civil War of the 1860s.

On January 21, 2009, 75.1% of the shares were taken over by the Russian businessman Alexander Evgenyevich Lebedew (for symbolic 1 pound). She was previously part of Associated Newspapers Ltd. (Part of the media company Daily Mail and General Trust , DMG, they also publish the Daily Mail ). One reason for the sale was losses due to declining ad volume. In addition, free newspapers in London made the paper increasingly difficult.

A commuter reads the Evening Standard on the London Underground. The cover story is the manhunt for the bombers at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

From 2002 to 2009 Veronica Wadley was the editor, and before that from 1996 Max Hastings . Geordie Greig took over from 2009. Sarah Sands has been the editor since 2012.

From December 2004 there was also a free edition "Standard Lite", from August 2006 called "London Lite" (it is independent of the Evening Standard after being sold to Lebedev). From 2002 to 2005 there was also an event supplement “Metro Life”. The Evening Standard appears on Friday with the lifestyle supplement “ES”.

The newspaper has been distributed free of charge since 2009. This is to counter the pressure of competition from the free newspapers distributed in Great Britain.

The in-house television station London Live began broadcasting on March 31, 2014 .

Circulation and distribution

The newspaper appears from Monday to Friday in tabloid format with around 80 pages with two editions in the afternoon and evening. According to the company, the free distribution of 900,000 copies a day reaches around 2 million Londoners a day, especially commuters on the way home.

Public Influence

In the run-up to the 2010 and 2015 House of Commons elections , the Evening Standard voted for the Conservative Tories under David Cameron . The editor-in-chief of the newspaper is the conservative politician George Osborne, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Cameron.

The Evening Standard awards the important British film prize, the Evening Standard British Film Award, and the Evening Standard Theater Awards (a “ Pub of the Year” award was discontinued in 2007). For a long time, Alexander Walker was her film critic. Well-known art critic Brian Sewell also works for the newspaper.

Web links

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