In 1872, when appointed editor of the Manchester Guardian, CP Scott was 25 years old. He remained in post for 57 years. Under his stewardship, the Guardian transformed from a provincial newspaper to one with a global reputation.
Scott’s political views aligned with Manchester’s progressive elite. On election to parliament, as a Liberal MP, his influence extended to the national stage. He built an extensive personal and political network: from prime ministers and political leaders to humanitarians and authors.
Scott’s editorship at the Manchester Guardian reflected his values and opinions. His principles are still relevant to those who work at the newspaper today.