Manchester Evening News launching Sunday edition to grow sports team
Manchester Evening News has all geared up to introduce a Sunday edition next month to ‘reflect a city that never takes a day off’. The daily will go seven days a week for the first time with the first Sunday edition to be published on February 10, priced at 85p. The MEN’s Saturday edition is £1.15 while during the week it is sold for 80p. In a message to readers on the new title, Editor-in-Chief Darren Thwaites of the newspaper says they have developed a well-deserved reputation for investigations, political coverage and powerful social journalism. He adds that the content will provide the foundation for a regional Sunday newspaper with clout, substance and authority.
The newspaper’s usual news and sport coverage will be enhanced by ‘brilliant columnists and punchy opinions, alongside a seven-day leisure, travel and TV supplement. Thwaites revealed the MEN will add three new roles to its sports team, taking it to 14 journalists, to ensure they can ramp up coverage of two of the biggest football clubs on the planet—Manchester United and Manchester City. The MEN claims to reach one million users a day with the highest local audience reach of any regional title in the UK.