The Telegraph

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The Telegraph

Company Summary

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand that has been synonymous with quality, authority and credibility for more than 160 years.

Every day the content we create – in print, online, in our apps and across many other platforms – sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

The Telegraph is committed to lead change within the UK media industry and has successfully evolved into a multi-platform digital news brand that continues to deliver the highest-quality, trusted, award-winning journalism, 24 hours a day, across all the platforms its customers use.

Its portfolio includes The Telegraph website and app, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph print titles and The Telegraph Edition app.

The business is successfully diversifying into sectors to cater for the needs of The Telegraph’s well-informed audience including advertising, travel, events, financial services and subscriptions.

The Telegraph’s vision is: ‘to pioneer new ways to serve at least 10 million registered customers through quality journalism and experiences, bringing them closer to us and each other.’

Key Facts

  • In 1939, Telegraph correspondent Clare Hollingworth had ‘the scoop of the century’, breaking the news of World War II after she spotted German tanks on the Polish border.

  • The paper’s motto, “Was, is, and will be” has featured in every edition of the newspaper since 19 April 1858.

  • In 2017, The Telegraph became the No 1 quality news brand in the UK with more than 25 million unique users.

Telegraph history

The Daily Telegraph and Courier was founded in June 1855 by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh. It moved from The Strand to 135 Fleet Street in 1860. The Sunday Telegraph launched in 1961 and in 1994 became the first newspaper in Britain to produce an online website, with the launch of the Electronic Telegraph. In 2009, the paper achieved one of its biggest scoops with the publication of MPs’ expenses files. Chris Evans is Editor of The Telegraph, a role he has held since 2014.

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