First News - First News is an award-winning national UK newspaper for children, read at home or in school, with 2.2 million readers every week.

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First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people, and the widest-read children’s publication in the country with a readership of 2,042,199 seven to 14 year olds every week. Founded by Editor Nicky Cox, Sarah Thomson and Steve Thomson in 2006, the newspaper goes on sale on newsstands nationwide every Friday, and is subscribed to by more than 10,000 schools and 34,000 homes.

First News has won a string of awards including: 2012 Newspaper Awards: Weekly National Newspaper of the Year, 2012 Newspaper Awards: Niche Market Newspaper of the Year, Save The Children’s Outstanding Contribution to Children Award, World Newspaper Awards: Young Readers Award. Editor Nicky Cox received an MBE in 2009 for Services to Children and a Patrons Award from ChildLine/NSPCC for dedication to children.

Cover Price: £1.80

Frequency: Sold nationally through the newstrade every Friday and through home and school subscription.

ABC Circulation: 79,431 Jan-Jul 2015, up 12.4% period on period

Readership: 2,042,199 (due to use in subscribing schools worldwide).

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Our core demographic

  • Boys (45%) and girls (55%) aged 7-14, teachers and parents.
  • Readers are naturally curious and receptive to brands.
  • Over 63% of parents read their child’s copy of First News.
  • Over 98% of readers would recommend First News to a friend.
  • 71% of readers say First News helps them understand more about important issues.
  • 89% of teachers think First News helps to improve literacy in young people.

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For advertising enquiries, media pack and rate card please contact:

Samuel Eads, Advertising & Partnerships manager – sam.eads@firstnews.co.uk
Ella Roberts, Advertising account manager – ella.roberts@firstnews.co.uk
Nina Chaudhry, Advertising account manager – nina.chaudhry@firstnews.co.uk

Or call: 01524 659 548

The conversations that I hear kids having after our classes about current affairs are just brilliant.

Peter Hook

Peter Hook

Teacher
Manchester

First News gives children an unrivalled insight into topics that kids should be taking an interest in.

Melanie Blatt

Melanie Blatt

Mother
Lincolnshire