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Courier Mail

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  • Broadsheet until 2005, than a tabloid.
  • First Published as the Moreton Bay Courier in 1846; also known as The Courier and the Brisbane Courier before merging with its weekday morning competitor, The Mail, in 1933 to become the Courier Mail.
  • Published in the mornings, Monday to Saturday
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  • Anniversary Newspapers: 1910 – 1989
  • Recent Back Issues: 2000 – present
  • Always Queensland’s most popular newspaper, the Courier Mail, is less conservative than its broadsheet format suggests.
  • In line with newspaper publishing trends, it replaced classifieds with news on its front page in February1938 and the inclusion of specialist supplements and entertainment became more prevalent the latter half of the century.
  • After the closure of the Brisbane Telegraph in the late 80s, the Courier Mail became Brisbane’s only major newspaper. While retaining it’s trusted broadsheet size, it’s content could be described as a unique hybrid of conservative and sensational styles that services both ends of the newspaper market.
  • During the 1990s, the introduction of colour printing added a new dimension to the newspaper, as did the addition of a range of lifestyle supplements and magazines. 

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