The Times

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The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Media, since 1981 a subsidiary of News UK, in turn wholly owned by News Corp. The Times and The Sunday Times, which do not share editorial staff, were founded independently and have had common ownership only since 1966.[3] In general, the political position of The Times is considered to be centre-right.[4]

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The Times
Front page, 19 October 2015
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)News UK
EditorTony Gallagher
Founded1 January 1785; 238 years ago (1785-01-01) (as The Daily Universal Register)
Political alignmentConservative[1]
HeadquartersThe News Building, London
1 London Bridge Place, SE1 9GF
CountryUnited Kingdom
Circulation365,880 (as of March 2020)[2]
Sister newspapersThe Sunday Times
ISSN0140-0460 Edit this at Wikidata

The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, such as The Times of India and The New York Times. In countries where these other titles are popular, the newspaper is often referred to as The London Times,[5][6] or as The Times of London,[7] although the newspaper is of national scope and distribution. It is considered a newspaper of record in the UK.[8]

The Times had an average daily circulation of 365,880 in March 2020; in the same period, The Sunday Times had an average weekly circulation of 647,622.[2] The two newspapers also had 304,000 digital-only paid subscribers as of June 2019.[9] An American edition of The Times has been published since 6 June 2006.[10] The Times has been heavily used by scholars and researchers because of its widespread availability in libraries and its detailed index. A complete historical file of the digitised paper, up to 2019, is online from Gale Cengage Learning.[11][12]