New Nation

New Nation was a weekly newspaper published in the UK for the Black British community. Launched in 1996,[1] the newspaper was Britain's Number 1-selling black newspaper. The paper was published every Monday.

The original New Nation masthead was designed by designer Peter Pek.[2]

New Nation
TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Ethnic Media Group
EditorLester Holloway
Founded1996
Political alignmentMinorities
HeadquartersWhitechapel, London
Websitenewnation.co.uk

New Nation was published by Ethnic Media Group, a leading publisher of weekly newspapers, magazines, websites and digital newspapers for Britain's African, Caribbean, Black British and Asian communities in the UK, until the company went into administration in 2009.[3] It pioneered the development of Black and Asian digital newspapers, reaching a global audience.[4] It published its final online issue on 17 February 2016.[5]

The newspaper featured a mix of news, sport, social and political issues. It also had a recruitment and personal section. Its weekly entertainment section, The Buzz, featured black music, gospel, general entertainment features as well as exclusive interviews. "Legal Ease" was a legal column written by barrister Ryan Clement, the author of Legal Eyes, that used to be a legal column in the weekly newspaper The Voice, which was New Nation′s main competitor.

In 2003, when several UK newspapers were furnished with details about the death of Margie Schoedinger, a black woman who had filed rape charges against George W. Bush, only the New Nation chose to publish the story.[6]


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