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The Times

Newspaper, founded by John Walter on 1st January 1785 as The London Daily Universal Register and renamed as The Times on 1st January 1803. It was the first newspaper to send war correspondents to cover areas of conflict. Having passed through various ownerships, it was purchased by its current owners Rupert Murdoch's 'News International' in 1981. The introduction of new technology led to it moving its base from near Fleet Street to Wapping. In 2004 it changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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The Times

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John Walter

John Walter, 1739-1812, founder of The Times, lived here. Greater London Coun...

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News of the World
1 memorial
Hearst Corporation

Hearst Corporation

Company created by William Randolph Hearst's father and made extremely successful and powerful by WRH.

Group, Journalism / Publishing, USA

1 memorial
The Sun

The Sun

Launched to replace the Daily Herald. First printed at Bouverie Streeet, south of Fleet Street. The Sun's website refused to let us have a picture of their logo so we went elsewhere for it. Whic...

Media, Journalism / Publishing

2 memorials
Chartered Institute of Journalists

Chartered Institute of Journalists

Created at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham as the National Association of Journalists.  Described on the Stead memorials as "journalists of many lands".

Group, Benefactor, Journalism / Publishing

1 memorial
Horizon Magazine

Horizon Magazine

An influential literary and art magazine. From a pdf issued for the unveiling: "... Stephen Spender joined Cyril Connolly and the wealthy patron Peter Watson in 1939 to set up Horizon at 6 Selwyn H...

Media, Journalism / Publishing, Literature

1 memorial