Lamb, Sir Larry


Lamb, Sir Larry
▪ 2001
Sir Albert Lamb 
      British newspaper editor (b. July 15, 1929, Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, Eng.—d. May 18, 2000, London, Eng.), was credited with inventing modern British tabloid journalism when he transformed The Sun, a respectable broadsheet newspaper with a falling circulation, into Great Britain's most popular daily with a circulation of more than four million. During his tenure (1969–81) as editor of The Sun, Lamb inaugurated the tabloid format, mixed serious journalism with sensationalism, increased coverage of sports and entertainment news, added circulation-boosting contests and serialized fiction, and introduced the infamous topless “Page Three Girl.” He was knighted in 1980.

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