The Age is a broadsheet daily newspaper, which has been published in Melbourne, Australia since 1854. The Age was founded by three Melbourne businessmen, the brothers John Cooke and Henry Cooke who had arrived from New Zealand in the 1840s, and Walter Powell. The first edition appeared on 17 October 1854.The Age currently has an average weekday circulation of 196,250, increasing to 292,250 on Saturdays (in a city of 3.8 million). The Sunday Age has a circulation of 194,750. According to The Age, the paper currently has a Monday to Friday readership average of 658,000, reaching an average of 1,049,000 on Saturdays. The Sunday Age attracts an average of 666,000 readers.The current editor is Andrew Jaspan.
The Symes and The Age
The venture was not initially a success, and in June 1856 the Cookes sold the paper to Ebenezer Syme a Scottish-born businessman, and James McEwan, ironmonger and founder of McEwans & Co, for 2,000 pounds at auction. The first edition under the ne
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