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UK & Eire

This page identifies UK and Eire media groups profiled on this site. Several gain most of their revenue from outside the UK.


  • Archant - UK newspaper and magazine group

This page identifies UK and Eire media groups profiled on this site. Several gain most of their revenue from outside the UK.

  • Archant - UK newspaper and magazine group
  • Black - Conrad Black, Hollinger, the Daily Telegraph and the Barclay brothers
  • Carlton - UK broadcaster, publisher and film producer
  • DMG - the Rothermere print and radio group founded by Lord Northcliffe
  • Elsevier - one of the big three of technical publishing
  • EMAP - Anglo-French broadcaster and newspaper/magazine publisher
  • EMI - Anglo-US music recording and publishing group
  • Financial Times - the Financial Times and Economist groups
  • Fleet Street - who was who before everyone moved to Wapping
  • Granada - UK broadcast, film and multimedia group with interests in Australia that merged with Carlton to form ITV plc
  • Guardian and the Observer
  • Iliffe, Camrose, Kemsley and Hulton
  • INM - the O'Reilly-controlled publisher, broadcaster and outdoor advertising group
  • ITV plc - the terrestrial commercial television group formed through the 2003 merger of Carlton and Granada
  • Johnston - newspapers
  • Pearson - from sewers in Mexico to Penguin books and the Economist
  • Rank - from film to gambling
  • Reuters - news and data services group
  • SMG - Scottish publisher and broadcaster
  • T&F Informa - the Informa (IBC) and Taylor & Francis STM publishing conglomerate
  • Trinity Mirror - UK newspaper group that includes publications from Maxwell's Mirror conglomerate
  • United Business Media - UK technical publishing (CMP) and market research group
  • WPP - advertising

As a frame of reference there are also profiles on

  • BBC - the UK public broadcaster

and on

  • the Astor publishing dynasty
  • Lord Beaverbrook and the Express
  • Robert Maxwell

Publishers

The Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA) is the trade association for British national newspapers,claiming to "represent, protect and promote the national newspaper industry". It was founded in 1906. Its current members comprise the Daily Mail group, Express Newspapers, the Financial Times, Guardian Newspapers, Independent Newspapers (UK), Trinity Mirror, News International and Hollinger's Daily Telegraph group. The Newspaper Society (NS) represents around 1,300 regional and local newspaper titles, including daily, weekly, paid-for and free papers.

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC), another self-regulatory body that is often criticised for failures regarding an ethical code of practice among its members - newspaper and magazine proprietors - is discussed in Richard Shannon's A Press Free and Responsible (London: John Murray 2001).

The Publishers Association (PA) represents book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) represents academic and professional publishers (in particular 'not-for-profit' entities).

Advertising and marketing

The Advertising Association (AA) is a federation of 26 trade associations and professional bodies representing advertisers, agencies, the media and support services.

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the trade organisation for direct marketers, "raising the stature of the direct marketing industry and giving the consumer trust and confidence in direct marketing". It has around 850 members and has spawned the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM), a professional body for individual practitioners.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is a self-regulatory body for non-broadcast advertisements in the UK, administering the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion to ensure that ads are "legal, decent, honest and truthful". Those codes are developed by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

The Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel (TMAP) is the magazine industry’s self-regulatory body, dedicated to ensuring "that the sexual content of teenage magazines is presented in a responsible and appropriate manner".

Rights owners

The Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) was established in 1981 and together with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) forms the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), which offers licences to institutions and individuals who want to copy copyright works.

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is the UK's reproduction rights organisation and a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO). CLA represents authors, publishers and other copyright owners regarding copying of books, journals and periodicals.

Metrics

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) certifies the circulations of magazines and newspapers. Its ABC Electronic (ABCE) offshoot provides independently audited data on internet traffic measurement in the UK.

Printing

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) represents employers in the printing, packaging and graphic communications sectors.

Distribution

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) represents over 22,000 newsagents in the United Kingdom and Eire, primarily small local outlets.

Regulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is a self-regulatory body for non-broadcast advertisements in the UK, administering the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion to ensure that ads are "legal, decent, honest and truthful". Those codes are developed by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).