The Daily Telegraph

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The Daily Telegraph, known online and elsewhere as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as The Daily Telegraph & Courier. Considered a newspaper of record over The Times in the UK in the years up to 1997,[5] The Telegraph has been described as being "one of the world's great titles".[6] The paper's motto, "Was, is, and will be", appears in the editorial pages and has featured in every edition of the newspaper since 19 April 1858.[7] The paper had a circulation of 363,183 in December 2018,[8] descending further until it withdrew from newspaper circulation audits in 2019, having declined almost 80%, from 1.4 million in 1980.[9] Its sister paper, The Sunday Telegraph, which started in 1961, had a circulation of 281,025 as of December 2018.[8] The two sister newspapers are run separately, with different editorial staff,[10] but there is cross-usage of stories.

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The Daily Telegraph
Was, is, and will be[1]
160th anniversary edition front page on 29 June 2015
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Telegraph Media Group
EditorChris Evans[2]
Founded29 June 1855; 167 years ago (1855-06-29) (as Daily Telegraph & Courier)
Political alignmentConservative[3]
HeadquartersLondon, England
CountryUnited Kingdom
Circulation317,817 (as of December 2019)[4]
Sister newspapersThe Sunday Telegraph
OCLC number49632006 Edit this at Wikidata

The Telegraph has had a number of news scoops, including the outbreak of World War II by rookie reporter Clare Hollingworth, described as "the scoop of the century",[11] the 2009 MP expenses scandal  which led to a number of high-profile political resignations and for which it was named 2009 British Newspaper of the Year[12]  and its 2016 undercover investigation on the England football manager Sam Allardyce.[13]