Definition of the Daily Mirror from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Daily Mirror

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one of Britain's national daily newspapers, sometimes referred to as just the Mirror, and known as that at various times in the past. It was started in 1903 by Alfred Harmsworth, who later became Lord Northcliffe, as a newspaper for women. At first it was not a success, but it became very successful when it was made the world's first daily newspaper with pictures. It was bought in 1984 by Robert Maxwell. After his death in 1991, it went through a difficult period and in 1999 was bought by the newspaper group Trinity to form Trinity Mirror. The newspaper presents political views that are generally left-wing. It has a tabloid format (= size of page), and is considered to be part of the ‘popular press’, not one of the ‘quality papers’. see also Sunday Mirror