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Isle of Man Examiner goes tabloid after 131 years

The Isle of Man Examiner is to end more than 131 years as a broadsheet newspaper to instead adopt a tabloid format, says a Press Gazette report. The Examiner, one of three titles produced by the Johnston Press-owned Isle of Man Newspapers, will switch to tabloid format on May 10.

The weekly paper has been a broadsheet since 1880 when it was founded by Samuel Keown Broadbent, a Methodist who vowed the title would “defend and advocate the rights and liberties of nonconformists in the Isle of Man”. The Examiner will follow sister titles the Manx Independent, which is published on Fridays, and the Isle of Man Courier, a free paper, in switching to a tabloid format.

Switching to a compact comes after extensive market research, the paper’s publishers said, which was coordinated by Johnston Press.

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Date posted: April 6, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 118