Review of "Daily Mail"

published 29/08/2002 | scumfrogs
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Pro Well laid out, easy to read
Cons More pricey than other leading tabloids
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"The Daily Mail"

The Daily Mail has been a welcome breakfast addition in our household for as long as I can remember. The news is reliable, informative, and well presented. Redtop tabloids such as The Sun and The Mirror are full of useless showbiz gossip, whereas The Mail concentrates on "real" news.

The first issue of the Daily Mail was published on 4th May, 1896 by Alfred Harmsworth, and was an immediate success, quickly reaching a circulation of over 500,000. With the start of the 1899 Boer War, sales soared to over 1 million copies a day. Since then, there's been no looking back.

The Daily Mail is certainly the most expensive tabloid newspaper in circulation, at 35p daily. The Sunday equivalent and the Mail's sister paper The Mail on Sunday costs £1. This may seem an extortionate price for a newspaper, but is definitely worth it. The Daily Mail is very royalist, and proud of the Royal Family, playing up on their good points and dismissing the bad points. The Mail's right wing views always add an exciting touch to political stories!

There are many sections and extras to the Daily Mail, including "Femail" - beauty and fashion for women; "Coffee Break" - quizzes, puzzles, horoscopes and letters, "Weekend" magazine - Saturday supplement - 4 or 5 big articles, TV listings, film reviews etc. There are also TV listings in each daily issue, not including Saturday or Sunday. On Fridays, the Mail includes book, film and music reviews.

The Mail on Sunday has an insert as well, similar to the "Weekend" magazine, but glossier and with more articles. The MoS also includes "Popworld" magazine, for the younger ones - a free magazine about pop music and young people's issues.

At least 1/3 of the newspaper is dedicated to news, with up to 12 pages being dedicated to sport alone! Many famous names write for the Daily Mail, including Lynda Lee-Potter, famous for her articles on the Royal Family and major celebrities.

All in all, The Daily Mail is a good, value for money newspaper with some exciting features and well written articles. The free supplements alone are worth more than the 35p The Mail costs.

( PS. My name appears on page 70 of the August 22nd 2002 edition of The Daily Mail, in the Coffee Break section :o) )

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  • hotrodkzn published 09/03/2004
    Great research work
  • Testarossa published 07/03/2004
    Another great op. Sam xxx
  • scumfrogs published 01/06/2003
    Yeah, she does seem a little brown-nosed! Glad you liked the op. Adam
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