Daily Star (United Kingdom)

The Daily Star is a daily tabloid newspaper published from Monday to Saturday in the United Kingdom since 2 November 1978. On 15 September 2002 a sister Sunday edition, Daily Star Sunday was launched with a separate staff. On 31 October 2009, the Daily Star published its 10,000th issue. Jon Clark is the editor-in-chief of the paper.[2]

Daily Star
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Reach plc
PublisherReach plc
EditorJon Clark
Founded2 November 1978; 42 years ago (1978-11-02)
HeadquartersCanary Wharf
London, E14
United Kingdom
Circulation292,395 (as of October 2019)[1]
Websitewww.dailystar.co.uk

When the paper was launched from Manchester, it was circulated only in the North and Midlands. It was conceived by the then-owners of Express Newspapers, Trafalgar House, to take on the strength of the Daily Mirror and The Sun in the north. It was also intended to use the under-capacity of the Great Ancoats Street presses in Manchester as the Daily Express was losing circulation. The Daily Star sold out its first night print of 1,400,000. Its cover price has decreased over the years to compete with its rival The Sun.[3]

The Daily Star is published by Reach plc. The paper has predominantly focused on stories revolving around celebrities, sport, and news/gossip about popular television programmes, such as soap operas and reality TV shows, though has in recent times also undertaken sensationalist front page attacks on what it sees as "woke" culture.