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St. John's Daily News



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St. John's Daily News, The Colonist, The Daily News, The Daily Star, The Evening Advocate, The Evening Herald, The Harbor Grace Standard, The Morning Courier, The Patriot And Terra-Nova Herald, The Telegram, The Twillingate Sun, The Western Star plus all newspapers in the CNS News Collection

Note:: Descriptions of the newspapers came from Suzanne Ellison's Historical Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers (http://www.library.mun.ca/cns/nlnews/)

Description:
The St. John's Daily News carried foreign and domestic news, advertisements, and legislative proceedings. Strongly Conservative, the Daily News was a supporter of the rights of the Protestant population. Co-publisher Francis Winton left the paper over growing political differences with his brother Robert and founded a rival paper, the Day-Book. The Daily News supported Hoyles and the Reform Party and opposed Parsons, Kent and Responsible Government. The paper supported the Carter-Shea Administration and was strongly in favour of Confederation. It opposed Charles Fox Bennett's anti-Confederates who defeated Carter in 1869. The main opponents of the News were, at first, the Newfoundlander, Patriot, Express, and Day-Book, and its successor, the Morning Chronicle and, later, the Courier. The St. John's Daily News was suspended for two years and reemerged in 1872 as the St. John's News, later known as the North Star.

Place of publication: St. John's.
Began publication: Aug. 27, 1860.
Last issue located: July 21, 1870.
Suspended publication: Aug. 28-Nov. 11, 1867.

Frequency:
  • Daily (except Sunday), Aug. 27, 1860-Jan. 1867.
  • 3 per week, Feb. 1867-July 21, 1870.

    Title varies:
  • St. John's Daily News and Newfoundland Journal of Commerce, Aug. 27, 1860-Nov. 9, 1864. (check MUN Holdings)
  • St. John's Daily News, Nov. 16, 1864-July 21, 1870. (check MUN Holdings)

    Publisher:
  • Robert Winton, Aug. 27, 1860-Oct. 24, 1860.
  • Robert and Francis Winton, Oct. 25, 1860-Apr. 19, 1861.
  • Robert Winton, Apr. 20, 1861-July 21, 1870.

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