Format: Broadsheet, two-page daily; four page “Market Day” editions weekly.
Offices: Blackchapel; south corner of Ennismore Avenue & Pavilion Road.
Editor-in-Chief: Foster Randolph
Cover Price: 2 pence per daily, 4 pence per Market Day edition; 15 pence per week with subscription.
Motto: “A Shilling’s Worth Of Wisdom”
Loved and hated in equal measure by the
populace, this inescapable fixture of
Zherisian life is respected for exposing
corruption and social ills but denigrated for
its shameless fear-mongering and delight in
scandal. It is insatiably read by thousands
each morning. Though it has always danced
on the edge of gross sensationalism, actually
inventing stories is one sin the current editor,
Foster Randolph, seems dead set against.
A typical daily Newsbill includes concise
reports of current events, new developments
in previous days’ stories, an occasional
editorial on issues at hand, and the “Daily
Bulletin”. Writing-quality is geared to be
accessible for readers of modest education.
Rhetorical questions, fragmentary quotes (at
times taken badly out-of-context), and
excessive numbers of exclamation points are
used to excite readers’ interest.