Below is a list of the top and leading Newspapers in Brisbane. To help you find the best Newspapers located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Brisbane’s Best Newspapers:
The top rated Newspapers in Brisbane are:
- The Courier-Mail
- Queensland Times
The Courier-Mail, an influential voice in Queensland politics and the state’s first newspaper, was founded in 1846 as the Moreton Bay Courier, as it was known then. In 1861 it became a daily newspaper and in 1864 was renamed the Brisbane Courier.
One of the paper’s many competitors over the years, The Daily Mail was launched in Brisbane in 1903. It did not remain a competitor for long; in 1933 The Courier-Mail was formed through the merger of The Courier and The Daily Mail, and Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd was born. In 1987, News Corp acquired Queensland Newspapers.
The Courier-Mail website was launched in 1998 and in 2006 the paper moved from a broadsheet to compact format. The paper’s online and print operations merged in 2008. Nowadays, The Courier-Mail boasts a monthly audience of more than 3 million, according to the latest emma data, and has proliferated into the digital space.
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Address: 41 Campbell St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
“Great company! I always try to get their newspapers daily.” – Chris E.
Queensland Times is the oldest surviving provincial paper in Queensland. Founded in 1859 as the Ipswich Herald, it has continued ever since. Until a printer’s strike briefly interrupted production in 1972, it had the proud record of never having missed a scheduled issue, in spite of fires, floods and machinery breakdowns.
It was not, however, the first newspaper in Ipswich. That honour belongs to the North Australian, founded in 1855 and having on its staff two men who were to play a major part in the establishment of other Queensland newspapers, Hugh Parkinson, the foremen printer, and Arthur Sydney Lyon, the editor. The publishing office of this paper was moved to Brisbane in 1863.
One of the main aims of the Ipswich Herald was to promote Ipswich’s claims to be capital city of the Moreton bay colony as separation from New South Wales loomed. It was bought in 1861 by Hugh Parkinson and two other north Australian employees, Hugh Bowring Sloman and Francis Kidner. They changed its name to The Queensland Times and said it “would undertake to speak as from the centre of authority, the capital, and would oppose centralization in Brisbane.” The editor was J. C. Thompson, who later surveyed and laid out the city of Bundaberg. The greatest success story connected with the paper was that of a young lad, William Kippen, who rose from the position of paper seller in 1862 to become chairman of directors in 1914.
Between the 1860s and the 1880s the bi-weekly Queensland Times faced competition from other newspapers, but outlasted them all. It became a morning daily in 1899, but a depression forced it to revert to a tri-weekly publication until, in 1908, it became a daily again. They are now a member of the News Corp Australia Group.
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“Thanks to wonderful staff at the Queensland Times newspaper, Emma (Journalist) and Cordell for their help in promoting my story about the disappearance of my beloved pet pig, Suzie. Your support and that of the community is very much appreciated. All the best!” – Glenda U.
Brisbane Times brings readers breaking news, as it happens in Queensland and around the country. They deliver a dynamic online news experience, updated throughout the day, seven days a week.
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Address: Level 7/140 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3835 7500
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Laura is a reporter and a business columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on businesses, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.