The Journal and www.thejournal.co.uk conform to the newspaper industry's voluntary Code of Practice, administered by the Press Complaints Commission.
If you feel we have made an error in a report, or have fallen below our usual high standards, please write in the first instance to: Brian Aitken, Editor, Evening Chronicle, Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1ED.
The PCC code of practice, along with details of how to complain, is available from Halton House, 20/23 High Holborn, London EC1N 2JD, www.pcc.org.uk
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A key part of the region's business community The Journal has more ABC1 readers than any other quality regional morning newspaper on sale in the area.
The Journal has 99,273 average issue readers which increases to 209,957 weekly readers.
The average time spent reading The Journal is 33 minutes, which shows the length of time readers are engaging with editorial and advertising content.
23,291* copies of The Journal are sold on average each day, providing advertisers with extensive coverage of the region.
*ABC The Journal 97% Paid Mon - Sat, 1/10/2012 JICREG
Unique Users: 315,000
Page Impressions: 1,100,000
Audience figures from Omniture, monthly average (Jan-Dec 2012).
More than 1 in 3 Journal users have clicked through to an online advertisement, demonstrating that our users are responsive and receptive to Internet advertising messages.
TheJournal.co.uk reaches an internet-savvy audience, with 84% of users having purchased products or services online in the past 12 months.
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.