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The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily broadsheet newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Central business district (CBD and also referred to as the City) is the main commercial centre of Sydney, the capital of New For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Fairfax Media Limited, is one of Australia's largest diversified media companies Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The newspaper's Sunday edition, The Sun-Herald, is published in tabloid format. This article is about the Australian newspaper For the newspaper in Biloxi Mississippi see The Sun Herald. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the SMH is the oldest continuously-published newspaper in Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald is historically credited with high standards of journalism, however in recent years it has been accused of "dumbing down" editorial content, with more space allocated to larger photographs and lifestyle-based stories. 
The Saturday edition includes lift-out sections such as News Review and arts and entertainment guide Spectrum. The SMH publishes a variety of supplements, including the magazines Good Weekend and the(sydney)magazine; and the lift-outs The Guide + icon (television and electronics -- these were once separate liftouts but merged in 2007), Good Living (lifestyle) and Metro (entertainment). The lift-outs Domain (real estate), Drive (motoring) and MyCareer (employment) are co-branded with Fairfax Media's online classified advertising sites. Defunct sections include a dot-com section called "Biz. com" published in the late 1990s and a youth section called "Radar" published in the early 2000s.
In 2007 the paper sold an average of 212,700 copies per weekday and an average 364,000 copies on Saturdays. 
The editor is Alan Oakley. Alan Oakley (born ? is an English-born journalist He is the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, a leading Australian daily newspaper founded in 1831 Former editors include John Alexander, Robert Whitehead, George Richards and Peter Luck.
Three employees of the now-defunct Sydney Gazette, Alfred Stephens, Frederick Stokes and William McGarvie, founded the The Sydney Herald in 1831. The Sydney Gazette was the first newspaper in Australia. Published from 5 March 1803, it was initially called 'The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Alfred George Stephens (AG Stephens 28 August 1865 - 15 April 1933 was an Australian writer and literary critic notably for The Bulletin. Sir Frederick Wilfred Scott Stokes KBE (1860 - 1927 was the inventor in 1915 of the Stokes Mortar, which saw extensive use in the latter half of the First World The four-page weekly had a print run of 750. In 1840, the newspaper began to publish daily. In 1841, an Englishman named John Fairfax purchased the operation, renaming it The Sydney Morning Herald the following year. John Fairfax ( 24 October 1804 &ndash 16 June 1877) English-born journalist is notable for the incorporation of the major Newspapers Fairfax, whose family were to control the newspaper for almost 150 years, based his editorial policies "upon principles of candour, honesty and honour. We have no wish to mislead; no interest to gratify by unsparing abuse or indiscriminate approbation. "
The SMH was late to the trend of printing news rather than just advertising on the front page, doing so from 15 April 1944. Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Of the country's metropolitan dailies, only The West Australian was later in making the switch. The West Australian (often simply called The West) is the only locally-edited daily newspaper published in Perth Western Australia, and is owned by In 1949, the newspaper launched a Sunday edition, The Sunday Herald. Four years later, this was merged with the newly-acquired Sun newspaper to create The Sun-Herald, which continues to this day.
One of the newspaper's best-loved features is Column 8. The Sydney Morning Herald ( SMH) is a daily Broadsheet Newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia The column, which was first published on January 11, 1947, publishes reports from readers of interesting observations, such as confusing signs or amusing trends. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Column 8 takes its name from its former position in the eighth column of the front page. In 2000, to the consternation of some readers, the column was moved to the back page.
In 1995, the company launched smh. com. au, the newspaper's web edition. The site has since grown to include interactive and multimedia features beyond the content in the print edition. Around the same time, the organisation moved to new offices at Darling Park and built a new printing press at Chullora, in the city's west. Chullora is a Suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The SMH has since moved with other Sydney Fairfax divisions to a building at Darling Island.
In 2000, the newspaper was radically redesigned by Sydney-based publication design group de Luxe & Associates.
Like its stablemate The Age, the Herald announced in early 2007 that it would be moving from a broadsheet format to the smaller Berliner size, in the footsteps of The Guardian and The Courier-Mail. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. The Courier-Mail is a daily Newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia.  Both the Age and the Herald dumped these plans later in the year without explanation, to the amusement of The Australian's Chris Mitchell, who called the about-face "a bit embarrassing". The Australian, also referred to as The Oz, is a Broadsheet Newspaper published in Australia Monday through Saturday each Chris Mitchell is an Australian journalist and is editor-in-chief of The Australian. 
Historically, the SMH has been a conservative newspaper as evidenced by the fact that it did not endorse the Australian Labor Party at any election until 1984, or state election until 2003. Its parent company, Fairfax, is currently run by a high profile former member of the Liberal party, Ron Walker. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. Ronald Joseph Walker AC CBE is a former Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Australian businessman renowned for his work in managing sporting events
The newspaper has in recent years attempted to spearhead political campaigns, including the "Campaign for Sydney" (planning and transport) and "Earth Hour" (environment). Earth Hour is an annual international event created by WWF ( The World Wide Fund for Nature/World Wildlife Fund) held on the last Saturday of March that asks households
In a surprise move, the SMH declined to endorse a party at the 2004 Federal election in line with a decision to "no longer endorse one party or another at election time. Federal elections were held in Australia on 9 October, 2004. All 150 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 seats in the 76-member " The newspaper noted that the policy might yet be revised: "A truly awful government of any colour, for example, would bring reappraisal. " The Herald subsequently endorsed the conservative Coalition at the 2007 NSW State election , but endorsed the Labor party at the 2007 Federal election. The Coalition in Australian politics refers to a pragmatic grouping of Centre-right parties that has existed in the form of a coalition agreement since 1922 Federal elections for the Parliament of Australia were held on Saturday 24 November 2007 after a 6-week campaign in which 13
Fairfax went public in 1957 and grew to acquire interests in magazines, radio and television. David Marr (b 1947 in Sydney) is an Australian Journalist and Author. Miranda Devine is an Australian Columnist and Writer, noted for her conservative stance on a range of Social and political issues Adele Horin is an opinion writer and Journalist at the Sydney broadsheet paper The Sydney Morning Herald. Gerard Henderson is an Australian newspaper columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and The West Australian. Ross Gittins is an Australian political and economic journalist and author Peter FitzSimons, born in Peats Ridge New South Wales, 29 June 1961 is a former Wallabies Rugby union player Fairfax Media Limited, is one of Australia's largest diversified media companies The group collapsed spectacularly on December 11, 1990 when Warwick Fairfax, great-great-grandson of John Fairfax, attempted to privatise the group by borrowing $1. Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) 8 billion. The group was bought by Conrad Black before being re-listed in 1992. Conrad Moffat Black Baron Black of Crossharbour PC, KCSG, OC, (born 25 August 1944, in Montreal, Quebec) is In 2006, Fairfax announced a merger with Rural Press, which brought a Fairfax family member, John B. Rural Press Limited is an Australian media company which owns approximately 170 newspaper and magazine titles The Canberra Times being the most prominent Fairfax, in as a significant player in the company. 
Column 8 is a short column published by The Sydney Morning Herald in which readers who find interesting happenings have their short letters and observations published. A column is a recurring piece or article in a Newspaper, Magazine or other publication Column 8 was first published on January 11, 1947. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The name comes from the fact that it originally occupied the final (8th) column of the broadsheet newspaper's front page. Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more In a front page redesign in the lead-up to the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, Column 8 moved to the back page of the first section from 31 July 2000. "I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. 
The content tends to the quirky, typically involving strange urban occurrences, instances of confusing signs (often in Engrish), wordplay, and discussion of more or less esoteric topics. Engrish refers to non-standard variations of English often found in East Asian countries Word play is a Literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work 
The column is also sometimes affectionately known as Granny, after a fictional grandmother who supposedly edited the content. The old Granny logo was used for the first twenty years of the column and is occasionally resurrected for a special restrospective.  The logo was a caricature of Sydney Deamer, originator of the column and its author for 14 years. Sydney Harold Deamer (1891-1962 was a Newspaper Journalist, an editor and War hero. 
It was edited for 15 years by George Richards, who retired on January 31, 2004. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "  Other editors besides Deamer and Richards have been Duncan Thompson, Bill Fitter, Col Allison, Jim Cunningham, and briefly, Peter Bowers and Lenore Nicklin.  The column is currently edited by Pat Sheil. 
Several volumes collecting highlights have been published:
Good Weekend is a liftout magazine that is distributed with both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on Saturdays. The Age is a Broadsheet daily Newspaper, which has been published in Melbourne, Australia since 1854
It contains, on average, four feature articles written by its stable of award-winning writers and syndicated from overseas as well as sections on food, wine and fashion.
Writers include Janet Hawley, Amanda Hooton, John van Tiggelen and Greg Bearup.
There is one page dedicated to trivia: A section called 'Myth Conceptions' written by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki contains interesting science facts, as well as a quiz and statistics; "Your Time Starts Now" interviews a range of well-known people. Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, AM (born 1948 in Helsingborg, Sweden) is a Scientist, who is best known as an author
Other popular sections include "Modern Guru" which features humorous columnists including Danny Katz responding to the everyday dilemmas of readers; a Samurai Sudoku; and "The Two Of Us", containing interviews with a pair of close friends, relatives or colleagues. Danny Katz is an Australian Columnist and author who writes for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. is a Logic -based number-placement Puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid so that each column each row and each of the nine 3×3 boxes (also called blocks
Good Weekend has been edited by Judith Whelan since 2004. The deputy editor is Lauren Quaintance and the associate editor is Cindy MacDonald. The previous editor was Fenella Souter. She has returned to a writing position with the magazine.
Other Australian weekend magazines are included in The Australian and the Sun-Herald newspapers as well as the (sydney) magazine in The Sydney Morning Herald which is distributed once per month. The Australian, also referred to as The Oz, is a Broadsheet Newspaper published in Australia Monday through Saturday each
This column, which appears in Spectrum in the Saturday edition poses sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical questions and publishes readers' answers.