The New European

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The New European
The New European frontpage 20160708.jpg
Front page of the first edition
TypeWeekly newspaper
FormatCompact
Owner(s)Archant
EditorJasper Copping
Founded4 July 2016; 3 years ago (2016-07-04)
Political alignmentPro-Europeanism
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersProspect House, Rouen Road, Norwich
CountryUnited Kingdom
CirculationApproximately 20,000
ISSN2398-8762
Websitewww.theneweuropean.co.uk
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Brexit
(withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union)
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The New European is a British pro-EU weekly newspaper owned by Archant that began publication on 8 July 2016. Launched as a response to the United Kingdom's 2016 EU referendum, its readership is aimed at those who voted to remain within the European Union, with the newspaper's original tagline being "The New Pop-up Paper for the 48%".[1][2]

History[edit]

It was founded and edited for the first three and half years of its existence by Matt Kelly, who formerly worked at the Daily Mirror[3] and Local World.

The newspaper's owners stated that The New European was to have an initial lifespan of just four issues, beyond which publication would be reviewed on a week-by-week basis. By the eve of the third edition the paper revealed it had broken even and sold around 40,000 copies.[4] It continued to publish beyond its fourth issue, and claimed in July 2019 that it continued to be profitable.[5] The circulation was reported in November 2016 to be "about 25,000"[6] and, in February 2017, to be 20,000.[7] The paper also announced in November 2016 that it was moving to become more digitally focussed (it claimed in July 2019 to have more than two million internet page views a month[8] and over 15,000 listeners to each of its weekly podcasts[9]).[6] In May 2017 it said it only had one permanent staff member and around 40 contributors[10]. The paper announced it was changing from Berliner to Compact format in July 2017.[11]

On 30 September 2016, the newspaper won the serial rights to the fifth volume of Alastair Campbell's diaries about the Blair government,[12] which it serialised over three weeks. Subsequently in March 2017 the newspaper announced that it had appointed Campbell as editor-at-large.[13]

In March 2017 the Society of Editors awarded the New European the Chairman's award.[14] In May 2017, the New European won prizes at the annual British Media awards for Launch of the Year (Gold), Print Product of the Year (Silver) Content Team of the Year (Bronze) and Pioneer of the Year for the editor Matt Kelly.[15][16] In July 2017, the Archant Group won the Professional Publishers Association Chairman's award with the launch of the New European cited.[17]

In September 2019, Kelly announced he was promoting Jasper Copping, previously the paper’s deputy editor, to the role of editor, while taking the role of publisher himself.[citation needed]

Contributors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Worley, Will (3 July 2016). "UK's first ever 'pop up newspaper' to be launched in response to Brexit". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ Greenslade, Roy (4 July 2016). "Archant launches pop-up paper to serve people who voted remain". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Sommers, Jack (7 April 2017). "This Brash, Pro-EU Newspaper Is Borrowing From The Daily Mail's Playbook". HuffPost UK. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ Sweney, Mark. "Anti-Brexit paper the New European outsells the New Day and makes profit". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ Walker, James (12 July 2019). "New European celebrates third birthday with letter dubbing doubters 'foolish' and 'treacherous'". Press Gazette. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b Sweney, Mark (4 November 2016) "The New European publisher puts up to 60 roles at risk in digital move" Archived 9 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine. The Guardian.
  7. ^ Lichterman, Joseph (2 February 2017) "This anti-Brexit newspaper first launched as a pop-up, but it's doing well enough to continue indefinitely" Archived 9 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine. Nieman Lab.
  8. ^ Lichterman, Joseph (22 February 2017). "This anti-Brexit newspaper first launched as a pop-up, but it's doing well enough to continue indefinitely". Nieman Lab. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  9. ^ Kelly, Matt (11 July 2019). "The longest four weeks in publishing history". The New European. Norwich, UK: Archant. p. 3. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  10. ^ Hammett, Ellen (23 May 2017). "The New European: the pop-up paper that defied the odds". Mediatel Newsline. Archived from the original on 27 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  11. ^ Hammett, Ellen (16 June 2017). "The New European goes tabloid". Mediatel Newsline. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  12. ^ Greenslade, Roy (30 September 2016). "The New European wins serial rights to Alastair Campbell's new book". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Alastair Campbell joins The New European as editor-at-large". The New European. 24 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Winners Announced For National Press Awards". News Media Association UK. 15 March 2017. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  15. ^ "2017 Winners". British Media Awards 2017. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  16. ^ "British Media Awards 2017 – winners announced". In Publishing. 5 May 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  17. ^ Sharmon, David. (3 July 2017). "'Modern and agile approach' secures national award win for publisher". Hold The Front Page. Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  18. ^ a b Freddy Mayhew (8 February 2018). "The New European editor asks BBC director general why pro-Remain title not included in paper reviews". Press Gazette. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d e f Jeff Henry (13 December 2016). "The inside story behind the launch of The New European..." Press Gazette. p. 1. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  20. ^ a b c d e Jack Sommers (9 April 2017). "The New European Editor Matt Kelly Wants His Paper To Be 'Unwavering' In Defending The EU". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  21. ^ a b c d e Ian Burell (28 September 2017). "Why are advertisers shunning the New European?". The Drum. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  22. ^ Charlie Burton (2 June 2017). "Can the New European 'pop-up' paper derail Brexit?". GQ Magazine. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  23. ^ Jamie Gavin (13 March 2019). ""Who is standing up for the publisher?": Media companies speak out on Brexit impact". WNIP What's New in Publishing. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  24. ^ Oliver Garner (18 June 2016). "The New European: Steps towards a New European media?". European University Institute. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  25. ^ Omar Oakes (27 July 2016). "The New European to continue publishing after making profit". Campaign. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  26. ^ Niall McCrae (1 December 2017). "Who, if anyone, will read the Remoaners' Gazette?". The Conservative Woman. Retrieved 14 July 2019.

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