A brand-new York newspaper is about to hit the streets.
“Community-based weekly” the York Herald will publish for the first time this Friday (June 10) and then every Friday afterwards.
With a cover price of 75p, the York Herald is the city’s first new paid-for newspaper in decades.
It is published by Newsquest Yorkshire & North East Ltd, which publishes the York Press and Ryedale Gazette & Herald.
The estimated weekly readership of the new title is put at 18,000.
That is based on a circulation of 10,000, with 4,000 paid-for copies sold, and 6,000 delivered free to selected addresses in the first week of launch.
As well as serving the city, the tabloid will go to Bilbrough in the west, Elvington in the East, Strensall in the north and Riccall to the south.
What about the content? According to marketing material…
Within its minimum of 56 pages, content will include:
- a round-up of York news from the week
- ‘Down Your Way’ nostalgia content
- village news
- art and leisure articles
- recipe and puzzle pages
- and grass-root sport.
Aimed at infrequent readers of the York Press, the targeted readers are over 45 years old.
Advertisers can book everything from a full-page advert from £262.50 to an eighth-page ad from £31.50.
The launch revives the York Herald title which first appeared on the city’s streets in 1790, before being merged with the Yorkshire Gazette to create the Gazette & Herald in 1954.
Unlike the earlier version, the new one comes with its own online presence at yorkherald.co.uk.
Newspapers in York
|February 23, 1719||First edition of the York Mercury, York’s first newspaper|
|September 1725||First edition of the York Courant|
|1740-1752||Printer John Jackson publishes the York Gazetteer from his Petergate office|
|1745-1753||The York Journal, a four-page weekly, is published|
|1772||The York Chronicle established as a rival to the Courant, printed on a press in Coppergate. It continues in various guises until it is bought by the owners of the York Gazette in 1839|
|January 2, 1790||The York Herald is published for the first time, from an office in High Ousegate. It is eventually incorporated into the Gazette and Herald in 1954|
|1819||The Yorkshire Gazette first appeared and was published until it was merged into the Gazette and Herald|
|1822||The first incarnation of The Yorkshire Observer. Although this closed a year later, the name was revived for a different publication in 1899 and was still being published in 1938|
|October 2, 1882||The Yorkshire Evening Press is born, continuing to this day as the Press|
More recent titles include the York Advertiser, published for a while in the 1990s, and the York Times, which appeared a few years ago.