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Times, The

Times, The. This newspaper has come to represent the ‘establishment’ of Britain and British journalism in popular perception. Founded in 1785 as the Daily Universal Register, it adopted its current title three years later, and its masthead symbol of the clock in 1804. The Times pioneered many of the staples of modern journalism—news gathering from foreign—especially war—correspondents; editorial independence from government; use of illustrations and advanced print technologies. After its late 19th-cent. decline, The Times was bought and revived by Harmsworth in 1908, since when it has been the object of desire of most of the great newspaper magnates— Lord Astor, Lord Thomson, and currently Rupert Murdoch.

Douglas J. Allen

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