The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the principal public service broadcaster in the United Kingdom, with its headquarters in the City of Westminster, London. Founded in 1922, the BBC is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff, and was the world's first national broadcasting organization. BBC's website, BBC News Online, was launched in November 1997 and is the most popular news website in the United Kingdom.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper. Founded in 1821 by textile traders and merchants, The Guardian had a certified average daily circulation of 279,308 copies in January 2011, ahead of The Independent. The Guardian's website is one of the highest-traffic news websites. According to its editor, The Guardian has the second largest online readership of any English-language newspaper in the world, after the New York Times.
Reuters Group Limited is a global news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom owned by Thomson Reuters. The Company was founded by Paul Julius Reuter in 1851 as a business transmitting stock market quotations. In 1865, Reuters was the first organization to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in London. The company was involved in developing the use of radio in 1923.
France 24 is a global news and current affairs channel that targets the overseas market, similar to BBC World News. Funded by the French government with an annual budget of approximately €80 million, it is based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Along with its 260 journalists, France 24 leverages the resources of the two main French broadcasters, Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions, as well as partners such as AFP and RFI.
Der Spiegel (German for "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine, published in Hamburg. The first edition of Der Spiegel was issued on 4 January 1947. Spiegel Online was introduced in 1994. Selected articles from the print edition are available online at no cost. On 21 October 2004, an official English version called "Spiegel International" was introduced. Spiegel Online is the most popular online resource for news in Germany.
The Daily Telegraph ("The Telegraph") is a daily morning newspaper distributed throughout the UK and internationally. It was founded in June 1855 by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh. Telegraph.co.uk is the online incarnation of the newspaper. It was named UK Consumer Website of the Year in 2007 and 2009 by the Association of Online Publishers and is the third most visited British newspaper website after The Guardian and Mail Online.