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South Wales Evening Post

The South Wales Evening Post is a tabloid daily newspaper distributed in the South West region of Wales The paper has three daily editions - Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire[2] and is published by Media Wales, part of the Reach plc group.[2] The current editor is Jonathan Roberts.[3] As the name suggests, it had previously been an evening paper, but later moved to a morning daily.

South Wales Evening Post
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Local World
EditorJonathan Roberts
Founded1893 as the South Wales Daily Post
Political alignmentN/A
LanguageEnglish / Welsh
HeadquartersSwansea, United Kingdom
Circulation40,149 (January–June 2011)[1]
Websitewww.walesonline.co.uk

Founded in 1893 as the South Wales Daily Post, the paper changed its name in 1932 to the current title.[4] Former journalists included poet Dylan Thomas, who joined from school in 1930 but left 18 months later to become freelance.

In August 2006, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation figures, the South Wales Evening Post overtook the Cardiff-based South Wales Echo as the biggest-selling evening newspaper in Wales.[5]

Presently the Post is published six days a week by Media Wales, the company that also publishes the Carmarthen Journal, Neath Port Talbot Courier, and Llanelli Star.[2] The Evening Post produces a range of special features and supplements on entertainment, TV, motoring, property, employment and sport.[6]

In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[7]

In 2013 the paper gained national attention during the 2013 Swansea measles epidemic as it had previously led a campaign against the vaccine after misunderstanding Andrew Wakefield's research.[8]

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  1. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage. UK. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Meeting of the Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Committee, Thursday, 16 February 2006
  3. ^ Local World press release, 20 February 2013
  4. ^ City & County of Swansea - Local and Welsh newspapers
  5. ^ "Editor to quit South Wales Echo". BBC News. 18 October 2007.
  6. ^ South Wales Evening Post:Supplements
  7. ^ Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012
  8. ^ [1]

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