The Examiner (Tasmania)

The Examiner

Front page

Daily newspaper


Fairfax Media

Mark Baker[1]

12 March 1842

71-75 Paterson Street,
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


The Examiner is the daily newspaper of the city of Launceston and north-eastern Tasmania, Australia.


1 Overview
2 Readership
3 See also
4 References
5 External links

The Examiner was first published on 12 March 1842, founded by James Aikenhead. The Reverend John West was instrumental in establishing the newspaper and was the first editorial writer. At first it was a weekly publication (Saturdays). The Examiner expanded to Wednesdays six months later. In 1853, the paper was changed to tri-weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), and first began daily publication on 10 April 1866. This frequency lasted until 16 February the next year. Tri-weekly publication then resumed and continued until 21 December 1877 when the daily paper returned. The Weekly Courier was published by the company from 1901 to 1935. Another weekly paper (evening) The Saturday Evening Express was published between 1924 and 1984 when it transformed into The Sunday Examiner a title which continues to this day.

The Examiner building in Launceston

Once owned by ENT Limited, The Examiner was owned by the Rural Press group and is now part of Fairfax Media.
The current editor is Simon Tennant.[2]
For the 12 months ending September 2008, Roy Morgan Research reports a Saturday readership of 100,000 and a Monday-Friday readership of 84,000.[3]
See also[edit]

List of newspapers in Australia


^ “Mark Baker appointed editor of The Examiner”. The Examiner. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
^ Contact Us
^ Roy Morgan Readership estimates for Australia for the 12 months to September 2008, Roy Morgan Research

External links[edit]

The Examiner online


Fairfax Media

National and metropolitan newspapers

The Age
The Canberra Times
The Dominion Post (NZ)
The Press
The Sydney Morning Herald (The Sun-Herald)

Regional newspapers

The Advocate
Bendigo Advertiser
The Border Mail
Central Western Daily
The Courier
The Daily Advertiser
Daily Liberal
The Examiner
Illawarra Mercury
Maitland Mercury
Manning River Times
The Marlborough Express
The Nelson Mail
The Newcastle Herald
Northern Daily Leader
Parramatta Sun
The Queanbeyan Age
The Scone Advocate