De Morgen (Dutch for The Morning) is a Flemish newspaper with a circulation of 53,860.[1] The paper is published in Antwerp, Belgium.[2]

De Morgen
De Morgen of 26 November 2007.
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)De Persgroep
EditorAn Goovaerts
Founded1978; 46 years ago (1978)
Logo in 2005

History and profile edit

De Morgen originates from a merger in 1978[3][4] of two socialist newspapers Vooruit (newspaper) [nl][5] (meaning "Onwards" in English) and Volksgazet [nl] (meaning "People's Newspaper" in English). The Vooruit was founded in Ghent by Edward Anseele and appeared the first time on 31 August 1884, just before the foundation of the Belgian Labour Party (Dutch: Belgische Werklieden Partij) in 1885.

De Morgen was modelled on French daily Liberation.[6] The paper is published by De Persgroep which also publishes Het Laatste Nieuws.[7]

De Morgen presents itself as an independent and progressive newspaper and a more dynamic alternative to its two competitors in the Flemish market, De Standaard and De Tijd. On the other hand, the paper is described as a leftist and socialistic publication.[3] According to the former editor-in-chief Yves Desmet [nl], the Flemish press was "de-pillarized" under the influence of De Morgen.[8]

The paper has won several prizes for its revolutionary lay-out. It has applied advanced printing technology to be able to print with greener, water-based ink and higher quality paper.

Circulation edit

The 2002 circulation of De Morgen was 68,359 copies.[9] Its market share in the same year was 5.4%.[9] The circulation of De Morgen was 57,248 copies in 2008.[10] During the first quarter of 2009, the paper had a circulation of 76,439 copies.[11] Its total circulation was 58,496 copies in 2009.[10] It was 55,973 copies in 2010 and 55,936 copies in 2011.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "Kranten in de Klas: De Morgen". Krantenindeklas. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  2. ^ "De Morgen". European Journalism Centre. Archived from the original on 7 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Media Landscape Media Claims" (PDF). European Social Survey. May 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ "European News Resources". NYU Libraries. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ Pieter Maeseele (2011). "On news media and democratic debate: Framing agricultural biotechnology in Northern Belgium". The International Communication Gazette. 73 (1–2). Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Communicating Europe Manual: Belgium" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  7. ^ Koen Panis; et al. (2014). "Does Media Cross-Ownership Translate into Cross-Promotion?". Journalism Studies. 16 (6): 868–886. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2014.953780.
  8. ^ De Groene Amsterdammer Archived 13 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine (subscription needed)
  9. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  11. ^ Jonas Lefevere; Regis Dandoy (2011). "Candidate Choice in Political Advertising: What Determines Who Gets Attention?" (PDF). World Political Science Review. 7 (1). Retrieved 31 March 2015.

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