The Spectator

The Spectator’s Mission

The principal object of a Newspaper is to convey intelligence

The Spectator’s Mission
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190 years of The Spectator

5 July 1828

The principal object of a Newspaper is to convey intelligence. It is proposed in The Spectator to give this, the first and most prominent place, to a report of all the leading occurrences of the week. In this department, the reader may always expect a summary account of every public proceeding, or transaction of interest, whether the scene may lie at home or abroad.