The Guardian is a British newspaper that is published 6 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays. On Sundays, The Observer, The Guardian’s sister paper, is published. Due to market pressure, the Guardian Media Group bought The Observer in 1993. The papers not only have the same ownership, they also have a shared online presence. Online as well as in print, The Guardian publishes three international editions—one for Australia, another for the United States, and a third general international edition. Alongside the BBC, it is widely considered a hallmark of British quality journalism. This entry provides an overview of The Guardian, including its origins, 20th-century challenges, and contemporary developments.


The newspaper was first published on May 5, 1821, in Manchester, England, as The Manchester Guardian by John ...

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