About Times of India Group
See also The New York Times, The Times of India, or The Irish Times.
The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. For much of its history, The Times has been regarded as Britain's newspaper of record. It has played an influential role in politics and shaping public opinion about foreign events.
With its sister paper The Sunday Times, The Times is published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of News International, itself wholly owned by the News Corporation group, headed by Rupert Murdoch. Though traditionally a moderately centre-right newspaper and a supporter of the Conservatives, it has supported the Labour party in the last two elections, after Murdoch allied himself with Tony Blair.
The Times is the original "Times" newspaper. Outside the UK, it is sometimes referred to as "The Times of London", although it is a national, not a London paper; or less correctly, "The London Times", to distinguish it from the many other papers using the "Times" name, such as The New York Times, The Times of India, and The Irish Times. It is also the originator of the ubiquitous Times New Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation.
The newspaper was printed in broadsheet format for 200 years, but switched to compact size in 2004, in an attempt to appeal to younger readers. with his dispatches back to England.
In other events of the 19th century, The Times opposed the repeal of the Corn Laws until the number of demonstrations convinced the editorial board otherwise, and only reluctantly supported aid to victims of the Irish Potato Famine. It enthusiastically supported the Great Reform Bill of 1832 which reduced corruption and increased the electorate from 400 000 people to 800 000 people (still a small minority of the population). During the American Civil War, The Times represented the view of the wealthy classes, favouring the secessionists, but it was not a supporter of slavery. Its support of individual politicians was internally driven and did not pander to public opinion.
The third John Walter had succeeded his father in 1847. Though the Walters were becoming more conservative, the paper continued as more or less independent. From the 1850s, however, The Times was beginning to suffer from the rise in competition from the penny press, notably The Daily Telegraph and The Morning Post.
The Times faced financial extinction in 1890 under A. F. Walter, but it was rescued by an energetic editor, Charles Frederic Moberly Bell. During his tenure (1890-1911), The Times became associated with selling the Encyclopædia Britannica using aggressive American marketing methods introduced by Horace Everett Hooper and his advertising executive, Henry Haxton."
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