Morning Star

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Morning Star
Logo Morning Star.png
description British newspaper
publishing company People's Press Printing Society ( United Kingdom )
Headquarters London
First edition 1930
Frequency of publication Every day
Sold edition 10,000 copies
( Status: 2008 )
Editor-in-chief Ben Chacko
Web link
Article archive 1930–1945 & from 2000

The Morning Star is a left-wing British daily newspaper with a print run of 13,000 to 14,000 copies.

The newspaper emerged from the party newspaper of the Communist Party of Great Britain founded in 1930 ( Daily Worker ). In 1945 it was taken over by an independent readers' association ( People's Press Printing Society ). In 1966 the name was changed to Morning Star .

It sees itself as the "only socialist daily newspaper in Great Britain" ("Britain's only socialist daily").

An online version of the newspaper has been available since April 2004. Since 2009, all content has been made freely available online. An e-paper of the complete newspaper has been published daily for a fee since 2012 .

On the occasion of the appointment of editor-in-chief Ben Chacko, Labor MP and later party leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the Morning Star as "the most valuable and only voice we have in the daily media".


  • William Rust, JR Campbell: The Story of the Daily Worker. , People's Press Printing Society Ltd., London 2010 (new edition), ISBN 978-0-9541473-1-0 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Sean Coughlan: Pressing on , BBC News , 2005
  2. ^ T. McCarthy: A Short History of the British Labor Movement ., 2017, ISBN 978-0-9556923-4-5 ( [accessed June 28, 2020]).
  3. Richard Bagley " Morning Star Online to go free in 2009" , Morningstar website, [c.11] November, 2008.
  4. Morning Star Online subscriptions page , Morning Star website, June 2012.
  5. ^ Roy Greenslade: Morning Star opts for youth by appointing Ben Chacko as editor . In: The Guardian . May 26, 2015, ISSN  0261-3077 ( [accessed May 15, 2020]).