North Wales Live
Colwyn Bay, England • Founded in 1855
The Daily Post is a regional daily tabloid covering local news in North Wales. Its official website is called North Wales Live.
Founded in 1855, the Daily Post was started as an edition of the Liverpool Daily Post. It was spun off as a standalone publication in 2003. The newspaper celebrated its 50,000th edition in September 2013. That same year, the Liverpool Daily Post ceased publication. Over the years, the surviving North Wales Daily Post paper's front pages have displayed stories about floods, U.S. President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the Gulf War, the sinking of the Titanic and police controversies. Former Liverpool Daily Post editor Alastari Machray told Hold the Frontpage, a U.K.-based trade publication, in a September 2013 interview he persuaded the Trinity Mirror Group (now known as Reach plc) board to separate the two newspapers. Trinity would eventually rebrand as Reach plc and launch digital websites for its publications under the Live brands.
Daily Post inherits best practices policies from its parent news organization Reach plc.
Journalists of Reach PLC publications are expected to abide by the Independent Press Standards Organization's Editors’ Code of Practice. The editorial staff is trained in the code, which includes standards on how to remain accurate, respect privacy and avoid harassment, intimidation, discrimination and improper intrusion. The code also includes guidelines on the proper way to report on children, crime, and victims of sexual assault.
Reach PLC publications commit to attracting and recruiting people who are best suited to meet the standards for the publication without regard to race, creed, color, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.
Once reports of an inaccuracy are verified by the editorial team, the correction will be made online immediately and it will be noted in the story and on the website's correction/clarifications page.
The company's policy states that its publications will protect the identity of their sources, but establish the reliability of the source and that the material they've provided has been properly obtained. When unnamed sources are used, it is up to the publication's staff to determine whether anonymity will be granted.
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