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Newham Recorder

Newham Recorder
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Archant
Editor Malcolm Starbrook
Founded 1968
Political alignment None
Language English
Headquarters Media House,
539 High Road,
Ilford
Circulation 9360 (January 2010)[1]
Website Newham Recorder

The Newham Recorder is a local weekly newspaper distributed in the London Borough of Newham. It is published weekly, on a Wednesday, in the tabloid format by Archant, the UK's largest independently owned regional media business, with a digital edition available at the end of each week.

History

The newspaper was founded in 1968, three years after the county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham - both of which had previously been part of Essex - were combined to form the new London Borough of Newham. Prior to that, since the early 1900s the area had been served by the East Ham Recorder, a slip edition of the Ilford Recorder.

The Newham Recorder’s Susan Smith won Feature Writer of the Year at the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group awards in 2007.[2]

Archant withdrew the Newham Recorder, along with several other newspapers in its stable, from the ABC circulation figures in 2010 because it felt they didn't properly reflect its size in view of the variety of distribution channels used, with only part being paid for.[3]

The newspaper received praise from the police for its coverage of the rioting and criminal disorder of August 2011.[4]

Editorial history

The newspaper has had only three editors in its lifetime so far. The first, Tom Duncan, was made a freeman of Newham in recognition of his work in the community. The second, from 1997, was Colin Grainger who joined as a trainee reporter upon leaving a local school in 1972.[5] Grainger left in November 2012 after Archant merged the Recorder's news team with that of the Docklands & East London Advertiser.[6][7] The Newham Recorder continues to be published but with both weeklies controlled by one single editor, Archant's East London Group Editor Malcolm Starbrook.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Newham Recorder". www.abc.org.uk. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Honours shared at industry awards: roll of honour". Holdthefrontpage.co.uk. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Greenslade, Roy (23 February 2011). "Archant shines amid the sales gloom as weekly papers slip back". London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Police praise for London weekly's riot coverage". Press Gazette. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Heartbeat of Newham". Newham Recorder's own website. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Editor role axed as London newsrooms merged". HoldtheFrontPage. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Editor's departure after more than 40 years with the Newham Recorder". Newham Recorder, Archant Community Media Ltd. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Newham Recorder editor to leave". FeaturesExec, DWPub, Daryl Willcox Publishing Limited. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 


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