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London's Newspapers.

There is a great change in process in tho position and prospects of the London newspapers. What we understand by the "morning papers" are losing ground for the general readers, and their evening contemporaries are steadily encroaching upon the position which they once held as purreyors of intelligence and framers or direc tors of public opinion. The ' Daily Telegraph ' and the ' Standard' are taken for their advertisements, notably the former, whose leaders of a past decade are now almost invariably dull, and not unfrcquently ungrammatical. ' The Times ' never has enjoyed a popular reading clientele, and tho 'Post,' notwithstanding its fall in price, ib still the organ of the boudoir. Almost before men on 'Change settle down to business the ' Star' is selling outside the "house." After the 'Star' comes the "Evening News.' The 'Pall Mall Gazette,' which, previous to Mr O'Connor's paper, was published at the lordly hour of half-pi>st one, is now obtainable before noon. The 'St. James's Gazette,' the ' Globe,' and the * Standard' are all Felling at an hour earlier upon the Btreet. In fact, the toe of the evening editor comes so nigh on the heel of his morning contemporary that his threatens to be the paper of the future. Quite recently I bought a current copy of the 'Star' at the Lowestoft railway station shortly after mid-day. The society papers also are feeling the changes. The evening papers now all go in for society gossip, thus invading the domain of the so-called journals for men and women. A calculation would show that the circulation of the combined evening papers equals, if it does not exceed, that of the morning journals.—Exchange,

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London's Newspapers., Evening Star, Issue 7963, 19 July 1889

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London's Newspapers. Evening Star, Issue 7963, 19 July 1889

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