The Manchester Evening News

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The Manchester Evening News or The MEN is a regional newspaper that covers the Greater Manchester area, it is published every day other than Sunday and it owed by The Trinity Mirror plc. Its average circulation is over 51,000 and out of these slightly under half are fully paid for.

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The Manchester Evening News website

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Manchester Evening News cow

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Manchester Evening News delivery van

It was first published in 1868 by Mitchell Henry as part of his parliamentary election campaign, shortly after the election the paper was sold to John Edward Taylor, who is the son of the founder and owner of the Manchester Guardian (The Guardian) so this made it the evening counterpart of the morning newspaper.

Exterior of the Spinningfield HQ MEN manchester evening news

Exterior of the Spinningfield HQ

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news office desk

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news newspaper

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

 

 

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Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news switch board

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news newspaper

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news newspaper

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

The Guardian was sold its editor C. P. Scott and the MEN was passed into the hands of the Allen family, but in the 1920’s he bought the paper, then it became part of the Guardian Media Group until it was sold to Trinity Mirror in 2010. It was agreed that headquarters would be moved from Scots Place in Spinningfields to the existing Trinity Mirror site in Chadderton

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening newsInterior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

MEN Staff Photographer Mike Grimes snatching a prison van at Manchester Crown Court

MEN Staff Photographer Mike Grimes snatching a prison van at Manchester Crown Court

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

Interior of 164 Deansgate office of The Manchester Evening news

 

Despite the papers title it did begin a morning edition of the publication in 2004, this move is seen as slightly controversial and did bring union members close to a strike over the new working rotas. ‘Football green’ and ‘Football Pink’ for a few years the paper was famous for its Football Green edition but they merged with rival Manchester Evening Chronical its more popular ‘Sporting pink’ became adopted as ‘football pink’. The names ‘Green’ and ‘Pink’ came from the colour that the papers printed on, the papers were printed in mobile presses inside newspaper vans that were normally parked up near the stadium.

Reception of the Spinningfield HQ

Reception of the Spinningfield HQ

MEN Lite launched in 2005 as a cut down version of the afternoon paper, that was distributed free to commuters in the city centre. However in 2006 they dropped the lite edition and started a ‘part-free, part-paid’ distribution model for the main paper, copies were free in Manchester city but the readers outside had to pay for their copy. They also introduced free copies later that year in Manchester Airport and in hospitals throughout Greater Manchester.

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

Inside the Spinningfiled HQ

At the start of 2010 they enrolled a distribution model they had announced the previous month and this was that the paper would no longer be free in the city centre Monday – Friday but now handed out free on Thursday and Friday but could you could receive the paper on the other days providing you pay for it.  

'Double check emails' sign in the MEN offices

‘Double check emails’ sign in the MEN offices

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