20 March 2006

Piers Morgan launches kids newspaper

Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan (pictured) is launching First News, a national weekly newspaper written by adults for children, in May 2006. Morgan is the terrifyingly-titled “editorial overlord” in a joint venture with Nicky Cox, who set up the children’s magazine division at BBC Worldwide.

“They needed somebody they thought would send a message that it was a serious newspaper,” said Morgan.

Just as long as he's careful what he prints.

1 comment:

Rex Burr said...

Piers stated, on the Davina show that this was the first time a newspaper had been produced specifically for children.
I used to read the 'Childrens Newspaper' In the Fifties.