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The New European
The New European frontpage 20160708.jpg
Frontpage of the first edition
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Archant
Editor Matt Kelly
Founded 4 July 2016; 2 years ago (2016-07-04)
Political alignment Pro-Europeanism
Language English
Headquarters Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich
Country United Kingdom
Circulation Approximately 20,000
Website www.theneweuropean.co.uk

The New European is a British pro-EU weekly newspaper owned by Archant that began publication on 8 July 2016. Launched as a response to the United Kingdom's 2016 EU referendum, its readership is aimed at those who voted to remain within the European Union, with the newspaper's tagline being "The New Pop-up Paper for the 48%".[1][2]

It is edited by Matt Kelly, who formerly worked at the Daily Mirror[3] and Local World.

The newspaper's owners stated that The New European was to have an initial lifespan of just four issues, beyond which publication would be reviewed on a week-by-week basis. By the eve of the third edition the paper revealed it had broken even and sold around 40,000 copies.[4] It continued to publish beyond its fourth issue, and is currently still publishing. The circulation was reported in November 2016 to be "about 25,000"[5] and, in February 2017, to be 20,000.[6] The paper also announced in November 2016 that it was moving to become more digitally focussed (it claimed to have more than a million internet page views a month[7]) [5] - in May 2017 it said it only had one permanent staff member and around 40 contributors[8]. The paper announced it was changing from Berliner to Compact format in July 2017.[9]

On 30 September 2016, the newspaper won the serial rights to the fifth volume of Alastair Campbell's diaries about the Blair government,[10] which it serialised over three weeks. Subsequently in March 2017 the newspaper announced that it had appointed Campbell as editor-at-large.[11]

In March 2017 the Society of Editors awarded the New European the Chairman's award.[12] In May 2017 the New European won prizes at the annual British Media awards for Launch of the Year (Gold), Print Product of the Year (Silver) Content Team of the Year (Bronze) and Pioneer of the Year for the editor Matt Kelly.[13][14] In July 2017 the Archant Group won the Professional Publishers Association Chairmans award with the launch of the New European cited.[15]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Worley, Will (3 July 2016). "UK's first ever 'pop up newspaper' to be launched in response to Brexit". The Independent. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  2. ^ Greenslade, Roy (4 July 2016). "Archant launches pop-up paper to serve people who voted remain". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Sommers, Jack (7 April 2017). "This Brash, Pro-EU Newspaper Is Borrowing From The Daily Mail's Playbook". HuffPost UK. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ Sweney, Mark. "Anti-Brexit paper the New European outsells the New Day and makes profit". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 22 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Sweney, Mark (4 November 2016) "The New European publisher puts up to 60 roles at risk in digital move" Archived 9 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. The Guardian.
  6. ^ Lichterman, Joseph (2 February 2017) "This anti-Brexit newspaper first launched as a pop-up, but it's doing well enough to continue indefinitely" Archived 9 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. Nieman Lab.
  7. ^ Lichterman, Joseph (22 February 2017). "This anti-Brexit newspaper first launched as a pop-up, but it's doing well enough to continue indefinitely". Nieman Lab. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  8. ^ Hammett, Ellen (23 May 2017). "The New European: the pop-up paper that defied the odds". Mediatel Newsline. Archived from the original on 27 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  9. ^ Hammett, Ellen (16 June 2017). "The New European goes tabloid". Mediatel Newsline. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  10. ^ Greenslade, Roy (30 September 2016). "The New European wins serial rights to Alastair Campbell's new book". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Alastair Campbell joins The New European as editor-at-large". The New European. 24 March 2017. Archived from the original on 14 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Winners Announced For National Press Awards". News Media Association UK. 15 March 2017. Archived from the original on 16 March 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  13. ^ "2017 Winners". British Media Awards 2017. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. ^ "British Media Awards 2017 – winners announced". In Publishing. 5 May 2017. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  15. ^ Sharmon, David. (3 July 2017). "'Modern and agile approach' secures national award win for publisher". Hold The Front Page. Archived from the original on 29 November 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.

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