First News

First News is a UK newspaper for young readers. It is published in a full colour tabloid format every Friday, and aims to present current events and politics in a child-friendly format, alongside news on entertainment, sport and computer games. The paper is aimed at seven to fourteen-year-olds, and regularly features written work from readers of that age. The paper's weekly circulation in 2017 was 79,362. First News was founded by Sarah and Steve Thomson and launched by editor Nicky Cox MBE, with Piers Morgan as editorial director, in May 2006 at 11 Downing Street, the official residence of the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer. The first issues were priced at £1, with 5 per cent of proceeds benefiting children's charities. From 2006, the paper was published by First News (UK) Ltd, an independently financed publishing house established in January 2006. In February 2018, First News (UK) Ltd was renamed First Group Enterprises . Following the name change, the company went on to launch two new products, First Wonder Box and First Careers. The first, a subscription box for ages four to eight – the latter, a careers guidance website. The management team of First Group Enterprises is composed of newspaper editor Cox, former editorial director of BBC Children's Magazines, with a st... ()

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Fischer | Data Science ID: NEWSPAPERS:3558, Added: 07/15/2019