Evening Newspapers

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Evening Newspapers

 

a type of daily periodical press that supplements morning publications in the system of mass information media. In Western Europe and the USA evening newspapers appeared in the beginning of the 19th century; in Russia, in the mid-19th century (Vecherniaia gazeta of the morning newspaper Birzhevye vedomosti, 1866-81). Soon after the October Revolution the first Soviet evening newspapers were published in Moscow and Petrograd (Vechernie izvestiia of the Moscow Soviet of Workers’ and Peasants’ Deputies, 1918-24; the evening edition of Krasnaia gazeta, Petrograd-Leningrad, 1918-36). As of Jan. 1, 1970, there were 31 evening newspapers in the USSR (see Table 1). In addition, the newspaper Izvestiia publishes a Moscow evening edition.

The development of city evening newspapers is attributable to the colossal growth of the volume of information and to the necessity of efficiently disseminating it, and also to the differences in the working and leisure time cycles of city readers. Soviet evening newspapers contain the latest sociopolitical news and inform the reader about the state and prospects of residential construction, the provision of public services and amenities, everyday services, and about events in the cultural life of the city; substantial space is devoted to announcements (about admission to educational institutions, the defense of dissertations, the current repertoire of theaters, and so forth). The format of evening newspapers is marked by a saturation of illustrative material. In capitalist countries the main source for the support of newspapers, including evening newspapers, is revenue from advertising. Therefore the bulk of the material published has an advertising and entertainment orientation, and less space is devoted to news of sociopolitical life. In a number of countries, evening newspapers make up the larger part of the daily press (for example, in the USA in 1968, 1,463 out of 1,833 daily newspapers were evening papers).

V. M. GOROKHOV

Table 1. Evening newspapers of the USSR
 CirculationYear foundedLanguage
Baku ...............25,9001963Russian
Baky (Baku) ...............57,8001958Azerbaijani
Golos Rigi ...............56,3001957Russian
Gor’kovskii rabochii ...............81,1001932Russian
Erekoian Erevan
(Evening Yerevan
) ...............
51,9001957Armenian
Kishineu. Gazete de sare
(Evening Kishinev
) ...............
2,8001966Moldavian
Riagas balls (Voice of Riga) ...............75,3001957Latvian
Tbilisi ...............105,0001958Georgian
Toshkent okshomi
(Evening Tashkent
) ...............
31,0001966Uzbek
Vakarines nauenos
(Evening News, Vilnius
) ...............
26,1001958Lithuanian
Vecherniaia Alma-Ata ...............75,0001968Russian
Vecherniaia Moskva ...............550,3001923Russian
Vecherniaia Perm’ ...............30,0001969Russian
Vecherniaia Ufa ...............46,2001969Russian
Vechernie novosti (Vilnius) ...............25,1001958Russian
Vechernii Ashkhabad ...............10,0001968Russian
Vechernii Dushanbe ...............38,3001968Russian
Vechernii Kishinev ...............35,9001958Russian
Vechernii Leningrad ...............165,8001945Russian
Vechernii Minsk ...............119,0001967Russian
Vechernii Novosibirsk ...............70,0001958Russian
Vechernii Rostov ...............80,0001958Russian
Vechernii Sverdiovsk ...............70,0001957Russian
Vechernii Tashkent ...............45,5001966Russian
Vechernii Tbilisi ...............37,0001933Russian
Vechernii Cheliabinsk ...............38,0001968Russian
Vechernii Kiiv (Evening Kiev) ...............275,0001927Ukrainian
Vechernii Kharkiv
(Evening Kharkov
) ...............
48,0001969Ukranian
Viacherni Minsk (Evening Minsk) ...............2,5001967Byelorussian
Volzhskaia Zaria (Kuibyshev) ...............37,8001969Russian
Ykhtulekht
(Evening Newspaper, Tallinn
) ...............
61,3001944Estonian
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
I know it was the same year in which my brother had his last exposure in the evening newspapers.
He was sitting one gloomy evening by his window, revolving over the loss of the Tonquin and the fate of her unfortunate crew, and fearing that some equally tragical calamity might have befallen the adventurers across the mountains, when the evening newspaper was brought to him.
Arrived at Nagle's Hotel, and finding nobody to inquire of in the hall, Julius applied to the young lady who sat behind the window of "the bar." The young lady was reading something so deeply interesting in the evening newspaper that she never even heard him.
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Born in Wallasey in 1907, she worked as a fashion illustrator for the Basnett Street department store in the 1930s; The sketches would appear in the evening newspapers, advertising the goods to readers.
This makes McKane's references to things like subs cutting from the bottom of the inverted pyramid, 'shorthand', 'add' pars and the 'copy-taster' relics of a bygone era for many readers, as are mentions of evening newspapers for the Australian audience.
"A man of rather military bearing, with greying moustache, he conducted the interview in brisk fashion, and he did not sound impressed by the pompous young graduate sitting in front of him.'' He goes on to say: "The large newsroom in Thomson House was split between the morning and evening newspapers, the Western Mail to one side and the South Wales Echo to the other.
Mr Newton made the claim in two London evening newspapers, saying he was offered money by a leading Liberal to kill Mr Scott.
Evening newspapers capable of changing their editions during the day are now rare and so we had to wait for a good read.
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