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Northern Echo

The Northern Echo is a regional daily newspaper, based in Darlington, which covers both regional and national news. The paper was founded by John Hyslop Bell and published its first edition on 1st January 1870. The paper circulation grew, particuarly under its second editor; William. Thomas Stead, who was one of the first British investigative journalists, whose reports were socially and politically influential. The Northern Echo is now owned by Newsquest (North East) Ltd and the paper has an online presence at, which includes a History section.

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William Thomas Stead (1849-1912)
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William Thomas Stead (1849-1912)
- William Stead was a pioneer of investigative journalism and one of the first people to show how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government.  Stead was …
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