(founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary since 1981 of News International
. News International is in turn wholly owned by the News Corporation
group, headed by Rupert Murdoch
The speaker then said he felt inclined for a bit of fucking.
No conqueror returning from a victory on the battlefield had come adorned with nobler laurels.
IT IS A MORAL ISSUE
(founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary since 1981 of News International
. News International is in turn wholly owned by the News Corporation
group, headed by Rupert Murdoch
. The Times had an average daily circulation in July 2011 of 441,205.
The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, such as The Times of India
(1838), The Straits Times
(1845), The New York Times
(1851), The Irish Times
(1859), the Los Angeles Times
(1881), The Seattle Times
(1891), The Daily Times
(Malawi) (1900), and The Times (Malta) (1935). For distinguishing purposes it is therefore sometimes referred to, particularly in North America, as the 'London Times' or 'The Times of London'.
The paper is also the originator of the ubiquitous Times Roman
typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison
of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation
for its legibility in low-tech printing.
The Times was printed in broadsheet
format for 219 years, but switched to compact
size in 2004 partly in an attempt to appeal to younger readers and partly to appeal to commuters using public transport. An American edition has been published since 6 June 2006.
Though traditionally a moderate newspaper and sometimes a supporter of the Conservatives
, it supported the Labour Party
in the 2001 and 2005 general elections. In 2004, according to MORI
, the voting intentions of its readership were 40% for the Conservative Party
, 29% for the Liberal Democrats
, 26% for Labour
TodayThe newspaper's cover price in the United Kingdom is £1.00 on weekdays (30p for students at some university campus shops) and £1.50 on Saturdays. The Times's sister paper, The Sunday Times
, is a broadsheet
and priced at £2.20. Although The Times and The Sunday Times are both owned by News International, they do not share editorial staff, were founded independently and have shared the same owner only since 1967. In November 2006 The Times began printing headlines in its new font, Times Modern.
HistoryThe Times was founded by publisher John Walter on 1 January 1785 as The Daily Universal Register, with Walter in the role of editor. Walter changed the title after 940 editions on 1 January 1788 to The Times. In 1803, Walter handed ownership and editorship to his son
of the same name. Walter senior had spent sixteen months in Newgate prison
for libel printed in The Times, but his pioneering efforts to obtain Continental news, especially from France, helped build the paper's reputation among policy makers and financiers.
The Times used contributions from significant figures in the fields of politics, science, literature, and the arts to build its reputation. For much of its early life, the profits of The Times were very large and the competition minimal, so it could pay far better than its rivals for information or writers.
In 1809, John Stoddart
was appointed general editor, replaced in 1817 by Thomas Barnes
. Under Barnes and his successor in 1841, John Thadeus Delane
, the influence of The Times rose to great heights, especially in politics and amongst the City of London
. Peter Fraser and Edward Sterling were two noted journalists, and gained for The Times the pompous/satirical nickname 'The Thunderer' (from "We thundered out the other day an article on social and political reform.").The increased circulation and influence of the paper was based in part to its early adoption of the steam-driven rotary printing press. Distribution via steam trains
to rapidly growing concentrations of urban populations helped ensure the profitability of the paper and its growing influence.
The Times was the first newspaper to send war correspondent
s to cover particular conflicts. W. H. Russell, the paper's correspondent with the army in the Crimean War
, was immensely influential with his dispatches back to England.
until the number of demonstrations convinced the editorial board otherwise, and only reluctantly supported aid to victims of the Irish Potato Famine. It enthusiastically supported the Great Reform Bill of 1832
, which reduced corruption and increased the electorate from 400 000 people to 800 000 people (still a small minority of the population). During the American Civil War
, The Times represented the view of the wealthy classes, favouring the secessionists, but it was not a supporter of slavery.
The third John Walter
, the founder's grandson, succeeded his father in 1847. The paper continued as more or less independent, but from the 1850s The Times was beginning to suffer from the rise in competition from the penny press
, notably The Daily Telegraph
and The Morning Post.
During the 19th century, it was not infrequent for the Foreign Office
to approach The Times and ask for continental intelligence, which was often superior to that conveyed by official sources.
The Times faced financial extinction in 1890 under Arthur Fraser Walter
, but it was rescued by an energetic editor, Charles Frederic Moberly Bell
. During his tenure (1890–1911), The Times became associated with selling the Encyclopædia Britannica
using aggressive American marketing methods introduced by Horace Everett Hooper
and his advertising executive, Henry Haxton. Due to legal fights between the Britannica's two owners, Hooper and Walter Montgomery Jackson
, The Times severed its connection in 1908 and was bought by pioneering newspaper magnate, Alfred Harmsworth, later Lord Northcliffe.
In editorials published on 29 and 31 July 1914, Wickham Steed
, the Times's Chief Editor, argued that the British Empire
should enter World War I
. On 8 May 1920, also under the editorship of Steed
, The Times in an editorial endorsed the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion as a genuine document, and called Jews the world's greatest danger. In the leader entitled "The Jewish Peril, a Disturbing Pamphlet: Call for Inquiry", Steed wrote about The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
What are these 'Protocols'? Are they authentic? If so, what malevolent assembly concocted these plans and gloated over their exposition? Are they forgery? If so, whence comes the uncanny note of prophecy, prophecy in part fulfilled, in part so far gone in the way of fulfillment?".The following year, when Philip Graves
, the Constantinople
) correspondent of The Times, exposed The Protocols as a forgery, The Times retracted the editorial of the previous year.
In 1922, John Jacob Astor
, son of the 1st Viscount Astor
, bought The Times from the Northcliffe estate. The paper gained a measure of notoriety in the 1930s with its advocacy of German appeasement
; then-editor Geoffrey Dawson was closely allied with those in the government who practised appeasement, most notably Neville Chamberlain
, a Soviet
, was a correspondent for the newspaper in Spain during the Spanish Civil War
of the late 1930s. Philby was admired for his courage in obtaining high-quality reporting from the front lines of the bloody conflict. He later joined MI6 during World War II
, was promoted into senior positions after the war ended, then eventually defected to the Soviet Union
Between 1941 and 1946, the left-wing British historian E.H. Carr was Assistant Editor. Carr was well known for the strongly pro-Soviet tone of his editorials. In December 1944, when fighting broke out in Athens
between the Greek Communist ELAS and the British Army, Carr in a Times editorial sided with the Communists, leading Winston Churchill
to condemn him and that leader in a speech to the House of Commons. As a result of Carr's editorial, The Times became popularly known during World War II as the threepenny Daily Worker
(the price of the Daily Worker was one penny)
On 3 May 1966 it started printing news on the front page for the first time - previously the front page featured small advertisements, usually of interest to the moneyed classes in British society. In 1967, members of the Astor family
sold the paper to Canadian publishing magnate Roy Thomson
, The Thomson Corporation
merged it with The Sunday Times
to form Times Newspapers Limited.
An industrial dispute prompted the management to shut the paper for nearly a year (1 December 1978 – 12 November 1979).
The Thomson Corporation
management were struggling to run the business due to the 1979 Energy Crisis
and union demands. Management were left with no choice but to save both titles by finding a buyer who was in a position to guarantee the survival of both titles, and also one who had the resources and was committed to funding the introduction of modern printing methods.
Several suitors appeared, including Robert Maxwell
, Tiny Rowland
and Lord Rothermere; however, only one buyer was in a position to meet the full Thomson remit, Australian media magnate Rupert Murdoch
Rupert MurdochIn 1981, The Times and The Sunday Times were bought from Thomson by Rupert Murdoch
's News International
. The acquisition followed three weeks of intensive bargaining with the unions by company negotiators, John Collier and Bill O'Neill
Murdoch soon began making his mark on the paper, replacing its editor, William Rees-Mogg
, with Harold Evans
in 1981. One of his most important changes was the introduction of new technology and efficiency measures. In March–May 1982, following agreement with print unions, the hot-metal Linotype
printing process used to print The Times since the 19th century was phased out and replaced by computer input and photo-composition. This allowed print room staff at The Times and The Sunday Times to be reduced by half. However, direct input of text by journalists ("single stroke" input) was still not achieved, and this was to remain an interim measure until the Wapping dispute
of 1986, when The Times moved from New Printing House Square
in Gray's Inn Road (near Fleet Street
) to new offices in Wapping
In June 1990, The Times ceased its policy of using courtesy titles ("Mr", "Mrs", or "Miss" prefixes) for living persons before full names on first reference, but it continues to use them before surnames on subsequent references. The more formal style is now confined to the "Court and Social" page, though "Ms" is now acceptable in that section, as well as before surnames in news sections.
In November 2003, News International began producing the newspaper in both broadsheet and tabloid sizes. On 13 September 2004, the weekday broadsheet was withdrawn from sale in Northern Ireland
. Since 1 November 2004, the paper has been printed solely in tabloid format.
The Conservative Party
announced plans to launch litigation against The Times over an incident in which the newspaper claimed that Conservative election strategist Lynton Crosby
had admitted that his party would not win the 2005 General Election
. The Times later published a clarification, and the litigation was dropped.
On 6 June 2005, The Times redesigned its Letters page, dropping the practice of printing correspondents' full postal addresses. Published letters were long regarded as one of the paper's key constituents. Author/solicitor David Green of Castle Morris Pembrokeshire has had more letters published on the main letters page than any other known contributor – 158 by 31 January 2008. According to its leading article, "From Our Own Correspondents", removal of full postal addresses was in order to fit more letters onto the page.
In a 2007 meeting with the House of Lords
Select Committee on Communications, which was investigating media ownership and the news, Murdoch stated that the law and the independent board prevented him from exercising editorial control.
In May 2008 printing of The Times switched from Wapping to new plants at Broxbourne
on the outskirts of London, and Merseyside and Glasgow, enabling the paper to be produced with full colour on every page for the first time.
Controversy and imageLong considered the UK's newspaper of record
, The Times is generally seen as a serious publication with high standards of journalism. It is not without trenchant critics: Robert Fisk
, seven times British International Journalist of the Year, resigned as foreign correspondent in 1988 over what he saw as "political censorship" of his article on the shooting-down of Iran Air Flight 655
in July 1988. He wrote in detail about his reasons for resigning from the paper due to meddling with his stories, and the papers' pro-Israel stance.
Some allege that The Times partisan opinion pieces also damage its status as 'paper of record,' particularly when attacking interests that go against those of its parent company – News International. In 2010 it published an opinion piece attacking the BBC for being 'one of a group of' signatories to a letter criticising BSkyB share options in October 2010.
Readership profile and imageThe British Business Survey 2005 named The Times as the UK's leading daily newspaper for business people. This independent survey was sponsored by The Financial Times, The Guardian
, The Daily Telegraph
, The Economist
, and The Times.
The latest figures from the national readership survey show The Times to have the highest number of ABC1
25–44 readers and the largest numbers of readers in London of any of the "quality" papers. The certified average circulation figures for November 2005 show that The Times sold 692,581 copies per day. This was the highest achieved under the last editor, Robert Thomson, and ensured that the newspaper remained ahead of The Daily Telegraph in terms of full-rate sales, although the Telegraph remains the market leader for broadsheets, with a circulation of 905,955 copies. Tabloid newspapers, such as The Sun and middle-market newspapers such as the Daily Mail
, at present outsell both papers with a circulation of around 3,005,308 and 2,082,352 respectively. By March 2010 the paper's circulation had fallen to 502,436 copies daily and the Telegraph's to 686,679, according to ABC figures.
Format and supplementsThe Times features news for the first half of the paper with the leading articles on the second page, the Opinion/Comment section begins after the first news section, the world news normally follows this. The business pages begin on the centre spread, and are followed by The Register, containing obituaries, Court & Social section, and related material. The sport section is at the end of the main paper.
Literary SupplementThe Times Literary Supplement
(TLS) is a separately-paid-for weekly literature and society magazine.
Science ReviewsBetween 1951 and 1966 The Times published a separately-paid-for quarterly science review, The Times Science Review
. Remarkably, in 1953 both the newspaper and its science supplement failed to report on the discovery of the structure of DNA
in Cambridge, which was reported on by both the News Chronicle
and The New York Times
The Times started a new (but free) monthly science magazine, Eureka
, in October 2009.
each Wednesday, for example. The back pages are devoted to puzzles and contain sudoku
, "Killer Sudoku
", word polygon
puzzles, and a crossword
simpler and more concise than the main "Times Crossword".
The supplement contains arts and lifestyle features, TV and radio listings and reviews.
The GameThe Game is included in the newspaper on Mondays, and details all the weekend's football activity (Premier League and Football League Championship
, League One
and League Two.
) The Scottish edition of The Game also includes results and analysis from Scottish Premier League
Saturday supplementsThe Saturday edition of The Times contains a variety of supplements. These supplements were relaunched in January 2009 as: Sport, Weekend (including travel and lifestyle features), Saturday Review (arts, books, and ideas), The Times Magazine (columns on various topics), and Playlist (an entertainment listings guide).
Saturday Review is the first regular supplement published in broadsheet
format since the paper switched to a compact size in 2004.
At the beginning of summer 2011 Saturday Review switched to the tabloid format
The Times Magazine features columns touching on various subjects such as celebrities, fashion and beauty, food and drink, homes and gardens or simply writers' anecdotes. Notable contributors include Giles Coren
, Food and Drink Writer of the Year in 2005.
Online presenceThe Times and The Sunday Times have had an online presence since March 1999, originally at the-times.co.uk and sunday-times.co.uk, and later at timesonline.co.uk. In April 2009, the timesonline site had a readership of 750,000 readers per day.
argued that readers should pay for online content, and since July 2010, News International
requires readers that do not subscribe to the print edition to pay £1 per day or £2 per week to access The Times and The Sunday Times content.
There are now two websites, instead of one: thetimes.co.uk is aimed at daily readers, and the thesundaytimes.co.uk site at providing weekly magazine-like content.
According to figures released in November 2010 by The Times, 100,000 people had paid to use the service in its first four months of operation, and another 100,000 received free access because they subscribe to the printed paper. Visits to the websites have decreased by 87% since the paywall was introduced, from 21 million unique users per month to 2.7 million.
TypefaceThe Times commissioned the serif
Times New Roman, created by Victor Lardent
at the English branch of Monotype
, in 1931. It was commissioned after Stanley Morison
had written an article criticizing The Times for being badly printed and typographically antiquated. The font was supervised by Morison and drawn by Victor Lardent, an artist from the advertising department of The Times. Morison used an older font named Plantin
as the basis for his design, but made revisions for legibility and economy of space. Times New Roman made its debut in the 3 October 1932 issue of The Times newspaper. After one year, the design was released for commercial sale. The Times stayed with Times New Roman for 40 years, but new production techniques and the format change from broadsheet
to tabloid in 2004 have caused the newspaper to switch font five times since 1972. However, all the new fonts have been variants of the original New Roman font:
- Times Europa was designed by Walter TracyWalter TracyWalter Valentine Tracy RDI was an English typographer and writer and designer of books, magazines, and newspapers.- Biography :Walter Tracy was born in Islington, London and attended Shoreditch Secondary school. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to the large printing firm William Clowes as...
in 1972 for The Times, as a sturdier alternative to the Times font family, designed for the demands of faster printing presses and cheaper paper. The typeface features more open counter spaces.
- Times Roman replaced Times Europa on 30 August 1982.
- Times Millennium was made in 1991, drawn by Gunnlaugur Briem on the instructions of Aurobind Patel, composing manager of News International.
- Times Classic first appeared in 2001. Designed as an economical face by the British type team of Dave Farey and Richard Dawson, it took advantage of the new PC-based publishing system at the newspaper, while obviating the production shortcomings of its predecessor Times Millennium. The new typeface included 120 letters per font. Initially the family comprised ten fonts, but a condensed version was added in 2004.
- Times Modern was unveiled on 20 November 2006, as the successor of Times Classic. Designed for improving legibility in smaller font sizes, it uses 45-degree angled bracket serifs. The font was published by Elsner + Flake as EF Times Modern; it was designed by Research Studios, led by Ben Preston (deputy editor of The Times) and designer Neville Brody.
Sponsored eventsThe Times, along with the British Film Institute
, sponsors the "The Times" bfi London Film Festival
. , it is Europe's largest public event for motion pictures.
The Times sponsors the Cheltenham Literature Festival
and the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature
at Asia House
Political allegianceFor the 2001 general election
The Times declared its support for Tony Blair's
Labour government, which was re-elected by a landslide. It supported Labour again in 2005
, when Labour achieved a third successive win, though with a reduced majority. For the 2010 general election, however, the newspaper declared its support for the Tories once again; the election ended in the Tories taking the most votes and seats but having to form a coalition
with the Liberal Democrats
in order to form a government as they had failed to gain an overall majority.
The Times had declared its support for Clement Attlee's
Labour at the 1945 general election
; the party went on to win the election by a landslide over Winston Churchill
's Conservative government. However, the newspaper reverted to the Tories for the next election
five years later. It supported the Conservatives for the subsequent three elections, followed by support for both the Conservatives and the Liberal Party
for the next five elections, expressly supporting a Con-Lib coalition in 1974. The paper then backed the Conservatives solidly until 2001.
This makes it the most varied newspaper in terms of political support in British history.
- John Walter (1785–1803)
- John Walter, 2ndJohn Walter (second)John Walter was the son of John Walter, the founder of The Times, and second editor of it.He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Oxford...
- John Walter, 3rdJohn Walter (third)John Walter was an English newspaper publisher and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1847 and 1885....
- Arthur Fraser WalterArthur Fraser WalterArthur Fraser Walter an English newspaper proprietor and the second son of John Walter .Walter born on 12 September 1846. He studied at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He entered Lincoln's Inn in 1870 to study law, and was called to the bar as a barrister in 1874, but never practised...
- Lord NorthcliffeAlfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount NorthcliffeAlfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe rose from childhood poverty to become a powerful British newspaper and publishing magnate, famed for buying stolid, unprofitable newspapers and transforming them to make them lively and entertaining for the mass market.His company...
- Astor familyAstor familyThe Astor family is a Anglo-American business family of German descent notable for their prominence in business, society, and politics.-Founding family members:...
- Roy ThomsonRoy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of FleetRoy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet GBE was a Canadian newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur.-Career:...
- News InternationalNews InternationalNews International Ltd is the United Kingdom newspaper publishing division of News Corporation. Until June 2002, it was called News International plc....
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), run by Rupert MurdochRupert MurdochKeith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG is an Australian-American business magnate. He is the founder and Chairman and CEO of , the world's second-largest media conglomerate....
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John Walter (second)
John Walter was the son of John Walter, the founder of The Times, and second editor of it.He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Trinity College, Oxford...
Sir John Stoddart was a writer and lawyer, and editor of The Times.-Biography:Stoddart, eldest son of John Stoddart, lieutenant in the Royal Navy, was born at Salisbury. His only sister, Sarah, married, on 1 May 1808, William Hazlitt. He was educated at Salisbury grammar school, and matriculated...
Thomas Barnes (journalist)
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Thomas William Chenery was an English scholar and editor of the British newspaper The Times.-Biography:Chenery was born in Barbados to John Chenery, a West Indies merchant. He was educated at Eton and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...
|George Earle Buckle
George Earle Buckle
George Earle Buckle was an English editor and biographer.-Early years:Buckle was the son of George Buckle, a rector, and canon and precentor of Wells Cathedral, and Mary Hamlyn Earle, the sister of the philologist John Earle. He attended Honition grammar school and Winchester College before...
|George Geoffrey Dawson||1912–1919|
|Henry Wickham Steed
Henry Wickham Steed was a British journalist and historian. He was editor of The Times from 1919 until 1922.-Life:...
|George Geoffrey Dawson||1923–1941|
|Robert McGowan Barrington-Ward||1941–1948|
|William Francis Casey
William Francis Casey
William Francis Casey was a journalist and editor of The TimesHe was born in Cape Town, the son of Patrick Joseph Casey, theatre proprietor, of Glenageary, and was educated at Castleknock College and Trinity College, Dublin....
Sir William John Haley, KCMG was a British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator.-Biography:Early in his career on the Manchester Evening News, Haley was found to be too shy to work as a reporter...
William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg is an English journalist and life peer.-Education:Rees-Mogg was educated at Clifton College Preparatory School in Bristol and Charterhouse School in Godalming, followed by Balliol College, Oxford...
Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism...
Charles Wilson (journalist)
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Sir Simon David Jenkins is a British newspaper columnist and author, and since November 2008 has been chairman of the National Trust. He currently writes columns for both The Guardian and London's Evening Standard, and was previously a commentator for The Times, which he edited from 1990 to 1992...
Sir Peter Stothard is a British newspaper editor. He currently edits the Times Literary Supplement, and edited The Times from 1992 to 2002....
Robert James Thomson
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- Aki RiihilahtiAki RiihilahtiAki Pasinpoika Riihilahti is a Finnish footballer currently playing for HJK Helsinki in the Finnish Veikkausliiga. He is known as a hard working, defensive midfielder.- Club career :...
- Nick RobinsonNick RobinsonNicholas Anthony "Nick" Robinson is a British journalist and political editor for the BBC. Robinson was interested in politics from a young age, and went on to study a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree at Oxford University, where he was also President of the Oxford University Conservative...
- Alyson RuddAlyson RuddAlyson Rudd is a writer with The Times who writes about sport, mainly football, and literature in the book club section. She was born in Liverpool in 1963 and grew up in rural Lancashire. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics but began her career in fashion before becoming a...
- Dan SabbaghDan SabbaghDan Sabbagh is a British journalist, who writes about the media industry. He currently works at The Guardian, as head of media and technology. He is co-founder of the media news and entertainment website , along with two former Times colleagues Adam Sherwin and Timothy Glanfield, and was a...
- Sathnam Sanghera
- Marcus du SautoyMarcus du SautoyMarcus Peter Francis du Sautoy OBE is the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. Formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, and Wadham College, he is now a Fellow of New College...
- David Sinclair
- Graham Stewart
- Andrew SullivanAndrew SullivanAndrew Michael Sullivan is an English author, editor, political commentator and blogger. He describes himself as a political conservative. He has focused on American political life....
- Richard SusskindRichard SusskindRichard Susskind OBE is a British author, speaker, and independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments...
- Ann TrenemanAnn TrenemanAnn Treneman is an United States-born UK Parliamentary sketchwriter for The Times newspaper in the United Kingdom.Born in Iowa City, Iowa she grew up in McMinnville, Oregon....
- Janice TurnerJanice TurnerJanice Turner is a columnist and feature writer for The Times. Previously she was a magazine editor for several women's titles, and wrote a column about magazines for UK Press Gazette. She was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire...
- Philip Webster
- Tom Whipple
- Tom Whitwell
- Tony Halpin
- Alexander Williams, cartoonist
- Jeremy ClarksonJeremy ClarksonJeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear along with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May...
- Manav Sharma
- Murad Ahmed
- James Dean - Comment Central contributor
- Tomáš Ruta - Comment Central contributor
Other publications(Times Books Group Ltd)
- The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, 2007 ISBN 978-0-00-780150-3
- Harold EvansHarold EvansSir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism...
, Good Times, Bad Times. Includes sections of black-and-white photographic plates, plus a few chartChartA chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart"...
s and diagramDiagramA diagram is a two-dimensional geometric symbolic representation of information according to some visualization technique. Sometimes, the technique uses a three-dimensional visualization which is then projected onto the two-dimensional surface...
s in text pages.
- In the dystopiaDystopiaA dystopia is the idea of a society in a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian, as characterized in books like Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four...
n future world of George OrwellGeorge OrwellEric Arthur Blair , better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist...
's Nineteen Eighty-FourNineteen Eighty-FourNineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell is a dystopian novel about Oceania, a society ruled by the oligarchical dictatorship of the Party...
, The Times has been transformed into the organ of the totalitarian ruling party, its editorials—of which several are quoted in the book—reflecting Big Brother's pronouncements.
- Rex StoutRex StoutRex Todhunter Stout was an American writer noted for his detective fiction. Stout is best known as the creator of the larger-than-life fictional detective Nero Wolfe, described by reviewer Will Cuppy as "that Falstaff of detectives." Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin recorded the cases of the...
's fictional detective Nero WolfeNero WolfeNero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe's confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the detective genius. Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in New York City. Wolfe's...
is described as fond of solving the London Times crossword puzzleCrossword PuzzleFor the common puzzle, see CrosswordCrossword Puzzle was the second to last album made by The Partridge Family and was not one of the most popular albums. It was released in 1973 and did not produce a U.S. single. This album was finally released on CD in 2003 on Arista's BMG Heritage label...
at his New York home, in preference to those of American papers.
- In the James Bond seriesJames BondJames Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. There have been a six other authors who wrote authorised Bond novels or novelizations after Fleming's death in 1964: Kingsley Amis,...
by Ian FlemingIan FlemingIan Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer.Fleming is best known for creating the fictional British spy James Bond and for a series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character, one of the biggest-selling series of fictional books of...
, James BondJames Bond (character)Royal Navy Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games...
, reads The Times. As described by Fleming in From Russia, with Love: "The Times was the only paper that Bond ever read."
- The Sunday Times site
- Times World Atlases official website including a History and Heritage section detailing landmark Times atlases
- Archive from 1785 to 1985 – full text and original layout, searchable (not free of charge, registration required)
- The Times editor Robert Thomson lecture online: From the editorial desk of The Times, RMIT School of Applied Communication Public Lecture series
- Anthony TrollopeAnthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire...
's satire on the mid-nineteenth century Times
- Journalism Now: The Times Winchester University Journalism History project on the Times in the nineteenth century