Celebrating a milestone birthday – 25 years of Telegraph.co.uk

13 November 2019

The Telegraph’s website is marking its 25th birthday this week, with special editorial content and a 25-hour open day on its website from November 13. 

To celebrate the milestone birthday there will be open access on the site for 25 hours on November 13, from 6am to November 14, 7am. Readers will be able to access a wide range of editorial content on telegraph.co.uk that would normally sit behind the paywall, including the special anniversary features. These will include a look back at the 25 biggest agenda-setting stories on telegraph.co.uk, as well as an in-depth look at the state of the internet in 1994 at the time of the site’s launch.

The Telegraph became an online pioneer as the first national newspaper in Britain to launch a website in 1994.   Launched as the Electronic Telegraph, the site comprised of a front page portal with links.

Adapting to the growing and changing needs of users, as well as new technological advancements the original launch site has evolved into today’s award-winning telegraph.co.uk, with its recently relaunched homepage and industry-leading 24-hour news coverage, comment, analysis, video and features.

Chris Evans, Editor, The Telegraph said: ‘It’s been 25 years since The Telegraph became the first national newspaper to launch a website. To celebrate a quarter century of The Telegraph online, we are opening up the site for 25 hours to give everyone from our loyal subscribers to new readers the chance to sample the very best of our award winning journalism, opinion pieces and features’.   


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