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The Echo (Cork newspaper)

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The Echo, formerly known as the Evening Echo,[3] is an Irish morning newspaper based in Cork. It is distributed throughout the province of Munster, although it is primarily read in its base city of Cork. The newspaper was founded as a broadsheet in 1892,[2] and has been published in tabloid format since 1991.

The Echo
Evening Echo (Cork).png
TypeDaily Morning Newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)The Irish Times
EditorMaurice Gubbins[1]
Founded1892 (as the Evening Echo)[2]
Political alignmentPopulist
HeadquartersAssumption Road, Blackpool, Cork
Websiteecholive.ie

The newspaper was part of the Thomas Crosbie Holdings group, and 'sister paper' to the group's Irish Examiner (formerly the Cork Examiner).[4] Thomas Crosbie Holdings went into receivership in March 2013.[5] The newspaper was acquired by Landmark Media Investments, which in turn was sold to The Irish Times in 2018.[6][7]

Unlike the Irish Examiner, which is now a national daily, the The Echo's focus is on local news.[1]

The Echo is published daily (except Sunday).[8]

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Echo Boy statue, Cork City
Echo seller with distinctive cry

The Evening Echo was first published in 1892.[9] It was launched as an evening paper by Thomas Crosbie, then proprietor of the Cork Examiner. (Crosbie had himself joined the Examiner in 1841, taking over as editor -and later owner- after the death of founder John Francis Maguire in 1871. The newspaper remained in the hands of the Crosbie family until the 21st century.)[8][10]

The presses used by the Examiner and Echo printed the First National Loan for the Sinn Féin Finance Minister, Michael Collins in 1919, leading to the British authorities briefly shutting down the paper. The I.R.A. later damaged the printing presses in 1920, which were subsequently destroyed by the anti-Treaty I.R.A. in 1922.[11][8]

For decades the Evening Echo had been connected to the "Echo Boys",[9] who were poor and often homeless children that sold the newspaper.

The title was sold in July 2018, along with other assets of Landmark Media Investments, to The Irish Times group.[6][12]

It was announced in January 2019 that in March 2019, the Evening Echo would rebrand as The Echo and change from an evening newspaper to a morning newspaper. [13]

AffiliationsEdit

The Echo has a number of affiliations, including in sporting and cultural circles. The newspaper are the official sponsor of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship, as well as media sponsor of Feis Maitiú Corcaigh.[14] The Cork International Choral Festival is also supported by the newspaper.[15]

CirculationEdit

Average circulation was approximately 30,000 copies per issue in 1990,[4] 28,000 by 1999,[16] had decreased to 24,000 by 2009,[17] and was approximately 10,000 by 2017.[18]

Year (period) Average circulation per issue
1990 (January to December)[4]
30,525
1999 (January to June)[16]
27,914
2006 (January to June)[19]
27,085
2008 (January to June)[17]
25,829
2009 (January to June)[17]
24,192
2010 (January to June)[20]
22,288
2011 (January to June)[21]
20,011
2012 (January to June)[21]
17,556
2012 (July to December)[22]
16,560
2013 (July to December)[23]
14,147
2014 (January to June)[24]
13,787
2014 (July to December)[25]
13,110
2015 (January to June)[26]
12,278
2015 (July to December)[27]
11,534
2016 (January to June)[28]
10,976
2016 (July to December)[29]
10,270
2017 (January to June)[18]
9,880
2017 (July to December)[30]
9,449
2018 (January to July)[31]
9,011
2018 (July to December)[32]
8,559

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Echo - About Us". echolive.ie. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "A new dawn for The Echo as Cork's newspaper hits the shelves in the morning". Echolive.ie. 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Cork's Evening Echo is to become a morning paper and be rebranded as The Echo". thejournal.ie. The Journal. 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c John Horgan (2001). Irish Media: A Critical History since 1922. Routledge. pp. 6, 190. ISBN 9781134606160.
  5. ^ "Receiver appointed to publisher of Irish Examiner". RTÉ. 6 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Irish Times completes purchase of Irish Examiner". rte.ie. RTÉ News. 10 July 2018.
  7. ^ "The Irish Times to acquire Landmark Media business". Irish Examiner. 6 December 2017.
  8. ^ a b c "Irish Examiner & Evening Echo > Cork Past and Present". www.corkpastandpresent.ie.
  9. ^ a b "Echo Boys Cork". RTÉ. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Receiver appointed to publisher of Irish Examiner as part of restructuring". RTÉ. 6 March 2013.
  11. ^ "The Evening Echo and The Irish Examiner". www.askaboutireland.ie. Archived from the original on 21 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Irish Times complete purchase of Landmark Media; Pledge to protect 'identity and independence' of titles". irishexaminer.com. Irish Examiner. 10 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Cork's 'Evening Echo' newspaper to be rebranded 'The Echo' as part of 'developing' offerings in print and online". irishexaminer.com. Irish Examiner. 24 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Home". feismaitiu.ie. Retrieved 11 February 2018. The Evening Echo is our media sponsor
  15. ^ "Corkchoral.ie - Press". Archived from the original on 22 November 2010.
  16. ^ a b "Good times begin to roll for hard-pressed newspaper sector". Irish Times. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  17. ^ a b c "Irish Evening Newspaper Circulation 2009 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  18. ^ a b "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2017" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  19. ^ "Big drop for the Evening Herald". RTÉ. 31 August 2006.
  20. ^ "Irish Evening Newspaper Circulation Jan June 2011 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  21. ^ a b "Evening Newspaper ABC Circulations, Jan-June 2012 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  22. ^ "Evening Newspapers ABC June-Dec 2012 - Media and Marketing Consulting, PPC, SEO Ireland, Search Engine Optimisation,". www.ilevel.ie.
  23. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2013" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  24. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2014" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  25. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2014" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  26. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2015" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  27. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2015" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  28. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jun 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  29. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2016" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  30. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2017" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  31. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jan to Jul 2018" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.
  32. ^ "Paid Newspapers - Republic of Ireland - Cork - Evening Echo - Jul to Dec 2018" (PDF). abc.org.uk. Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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