1978 Sun Newspaper

the_sun_logoThe Sun is a daily national tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Regionalised editions are published in Glasgow (The Scottish Sun) and Dublin (The Irish Sun). It is published by the News Group Newspapers division of News International, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

The Sun has the tenth-largest circulation of any newspaper in the world and the largest circulation of any daily newspaper in the United Kingdom.  It had an average daily circulation of 2,614,725 copies in March 2012.  Between July and December 2010 it had an average daily readership of approximately 7.6 million, of whom approximately 2.65 million were in the ABC1 demographic and 4.9 million in the C2DE demographic.

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1978 Daily Star

The Daily Star is a popular daily tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom. It first published on 2 November 1978, and was the first new national paper to be launched since the Daily Worker in 1930 (now Morning Star). For many years it published Monday to Saturday but on 15 September 2002 a sister Sunday edition, the Daily Star Sunday, was launched with a separate staff. On 31 October 2009 the paper published its 10,000th issue.

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1978 Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror (informally The Mirror) is a British national daily tabloid newspaper which was founded in 1903. From 1985 to 1987, and from 1997 to 2002, the title on its masthead was simply The Mirror. It had an average daily circulation of 1,083,938 in March 2012.  Its Sunday sister paper is the Sunday Mirror.

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1977 Sunday Mirror

In 1952, the Sunday Pictorial ran a three part series entitled “Evil Men” promising an “end to the conspiracy of silence” about homosexuality in Britain. “Most people know there are such things – ‘pansies’ – mincing, effeminate, young men who call themselves queers (…) but simple decent folk regard them as freaks and rarities.” The Sunday Pictorial compared homosexuality to a “spreading fungus” that had contaminated “generals, admirals, fighter pilots, engine drivers and boxers”. In April 1963, The Sunday Mirror published a two-page guide called “How to Spot a Homo” which listed “shifty glances”, “dropped eyes” and “a fondness for the theatre” as signs of being gay.

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1988 Mirror Group Win a Million featuring Robert Maxwell

Ian Robert Maxwell MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP). He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge discrepancies in his companies’ finances, including the Mirror Group pension fund, which Maxwell had fraudulently misappropriated.

He escaped from Nazi occupation, joining the Czechoslovak army in exile in World War 2 and then fighting in the British army where he was decorated. After the war he worked in publishing, building up Pergamon Press to a major publishing house. After six years as an MP during the 1960s, he again put all his energy into business, successively buying the British Printing Corporation, Mirror Group Newspapers and Macmillan, Inc, among other publishing companies.

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