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Brisbane Telegraph

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  • Broadsheet until 1948, then tabloid until publication ceased in 1985.
  • First published 1872
  • Published in the afternoons, Monday to Saturday
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  • Anniversary Newspapers: 1914-1985
  • In the early part of last century, the Telegraph was a less serious newspaper than the Courier Mail, despite it’s broadsheet format
  • A greater emphasis on bold headlines, photography, sensational reporting and advertising than the Courier Mail, but this difference became even more accentuated after it changed to a tabloid in the late 40s.
  • Like many afternoon newspapers in Australia, the Telegraph became unprofitable in the late 80s and closed down.

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