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The Guardian


The Guardian is one of the world’s leading news organisations, and Britain’s most-trusted news brand, with a global, progressive audience and a reputation for fearless reporting, agenda-setting investigations and digital innovation. 2018 brought impact and innovation in print and online; and break-even in our sights thanks to an innovative business model driven by reader contributions.
Over one million people have supported us financially over the last three years. Reader revenues represent more than half of GMG’s revenues and digital revenues have overtaken print.
Our tabloid redesign featured a new section, Journal, featuring stellar columnists and long reads; and a gorgeous new food magazine, Feast. We maintained market share and print subscriptions are at a record high.
We revamped Guardian Weekly, transforming a 100-year-old print newspaper into a dynamic, beautiful news magazine showcasing the best of Guardian journalism for a global audience. Circulation has risen by 40%.
Online, we enjoyed our biggest year for page views with an average of over a billion impressions every month.
We launched our flagship daily news podcast Today in Focus (consistently in Apple’s top 5 UK news and politics podcasts). Football Weekly was Britain’s biggest football podcast; and we established our Voice Lab to experiment with publishing on smart speakers. Our film Black Sheep was nominated for an Oscar.
We launched two new features for our premium app - Live and Discover - which helped increase the app’s paying base by 60% over the year.
We had two of the year’s biggest stories: the Windrush scandal, and the investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

Off-platform, bespoke series such as Fake or For Real found new audiences on Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram (growing our Instagram audience by 78%).

It's a rare moment, when a media company can report success on so many fronts.

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