The Birmingham News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. In 1888, it was housed in a single-story building. In 1980, the paper constructed a £32 million press and production facility. The building was designed by Victor Hanson II and built by his son Victor Hanson III. In 2009, the paper added a fourth-floor office complex. The current physical plant is located in Birmingham.
The Birmingham News was one of the first newspapers in the region to support progressive causes. The paper supported the straight-ticket Democrat ticket during election seasons. In the 1930s, it also supported the cause of prohibition. In the late eighties, the newspaper was instrumental in the city's annexation campaign, increasing its population from 40,000 to 138,685 by 1910. In 1910, Rhodes died, and Hanson became president. During the same year, the paper also acquired the rival Montgomery Ledger, which increased its staff to 748 and its circulation to 60,000.
In 1989, the Birmingham News began publishing a series of editorials calling for income tax reform. In 1991, a group of editors named Ricky Mathews became publisher of the Birmingham News. In 2006, the state legislature raised the income tax threshold to make it more affordable for Alabama families. In 2007, the paper's editorial staff was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times. This is an impressive record. And it shows that the newspaper is still relevant in Birmingham today.
In 1888, the Birmingham News cost 25 pence per subscription. By 1891, the news had become the largest daily newspaper in the UK. In the same year,. In 1893, the Birmingham newspaper changed its name from The Evening to The Daily and finally to The Associated Press. In 1909, the paper moved to a three-story brick building. In 1910, the circulation increased to 17,000 and the staff to 500.
In 1888, the Birmingham News cost 25 pence per issue. In 2013 it cost £35. In 1888, it cost £5 a year. In comparison, a print version of the paper costs 35 pence. In addition to its local coverage, the Birmingham newspaper was also published in other areas, where it maintained a bureau. Its subscription rates grew from one hundred to forty thousand by 1902. The newspaper's circulation has increased dramatically since then.
Despite the newspaper's large circulation, the Birmingham News remained a popular source of news in Alabama. In 1888, the Birmingham newspaper was priced at 25 pence per issue, and was available for subscribers for three months. In 2010, the paper was sold to a private investor for £2 million. During this period, the Birmingham News was one of the largest newspapers in the country. Its daily circulation was ten times greater than the previous one.
During the last election season, the Birmingham newspaper cost five pence. In 2013, it cost £35 for thirteen weeks. In 1888, the news's circulation was eighteen thousand. In 1913, the Birmingham newspaper had grown from ten to twenty thousand. The growth of the middle class was also a reason for the price increase. In addition to being more popular, the Birmingham paper's reputation for reporting local news and events has become worldwide.
In 1888, the Birmingham newspaper cost 25 pence a month. In 2013, it cost 35 pence a year. The Birmingham News now costs £35 for thirteen weeks. In 1888, the company had about 18,000 subscribers. In 2013, the circulation jumped to forty thousand. The change in the price of the paper was due to the growth of the middle class and literacy rates. The news is still available in several languages in the city.
In 1888, the Birmingham News cost five pence a week and cost 25 pence a year. In 2013, the newspaper cost £35 for thirteen weeks. In its last years, the Birmingham news has been a major force in the civic and political life of Alabama. Its thriving population has been a key driver of the city's growth. The newspaper's continued success in the media industry has made it a national leader in Birmingham.