Bournemouth Daily Echo

The Bournemouth Daily Echo, commonly known as the Daily Echo (a.k.a. the Bournemouth Echo), is a local newspaper that covers the area of southeast Dorset, England, including the towns of Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch. Published by Newsquest (Southern) Limited, issues appear Monday to Saturday inclusive with a daily circulation of 16,395 as of January 2013.[2]

Bournemouth Daily Echo
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherNewsquest (Southern) Limited
EditorAndy Martin
HeadquartersBournemouth, Dorset, England
Sister newspapersSouthern Daily Echo (Southampton), Dorset Echo (Weymouth)

The newspaper was first published on 20 August 1900, and the centenary of the paper was celebrated in, Echoes of the Century, a book published by the Daily Echo in 2000 that chronicles the history and reportage of a century.[3] In October 2006, the EDF Energy London and South of England Media Awards awarded The Daily Echo the title of Daily Newspaper of the Year. In the same competition, the paper also won Columnist of the Year and Environmental Journalist of the Year for the work of Faith Eckersall and Natalie Bruckner, respectively.[4]

The paper was heavily involved in reporting the Tesco bomb campaign, an attempted extortion against Tesco stores in the Bournemouth area in 2000–01, including placing classified adverts on behalf of the police to allow them to communicate with the perpetrator.

The Newspaper's most famous journalist was the writer Bill Bryson, who worked for the Bournemouth Evening Echo in the late 1970s.[5]


  2. "Newspaper Report for the publication: Bournemouth - The Daily Echo". Local Media Works.
  3. "Daily Echo book celebrates a century". UK: [Hold the Front Page]. 2000. Archived from the original on 8 May 2005. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  4. "Bournemouth treble as Echo lifts Newspaper of the Year title". UK: [Hold the Front Page]. 2006. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  5. Bryson. B. 2016. The Road to Little Dribbling. London: Black Swan.

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