ANCIENT MODERN BRAND “THE TIMES”

  • Khatuna Kacharava Grigol Robakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Abstract

The worldwide newspaper The Times does not change its principles even in XXI century. Its managing editor George Brock (1981-2008) considers that we do not have to expect that even such a respectable newspaper as The Times will be able to maintain status quo. He states: “Every newspaper tries to change a chemical process without exploding a laboratory. A newspaper should match with society’s character and a reader’s taste”. The Times was the first newspaper that chose this title. It was established on January 1, 1785. At that period it was named as “The Daily Universal Register”. In 1788 it was renamed as “The Times of Universal Register”. Later, the title was shortened and the newspaper was called simply “The Times”. In 1981 The Times faced a hard period. It was losing readers and advertisement income. Namely at that period Rupert Murdoch's News International bought The Times and The Sunday Times from Thomson. The acquisition followed three weeks of intensive bargaining with the unions by company negotiators, John Collier and Bill O'Neill. After this, Murdoch made the decision to modernize The Times and save the British newspaper industry from “gloomy” Medieval darkness. Notwithstanding great competition, The Times, that is the origin of print media, still manages to be traditional and modern at the same time.

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Published
2016-01-04
How to Cite
Kacharava, K. (2016). ANCIENT MODERN BRAND “THE TIMES”. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2015.v11n10p%p