C. P. Scott

British journalist, publisher and politician (1846-1932)

Charles Prestwich Scott (26 October 18461 January 1932) was a British journalist, publisher and politician. He was the editor of The Manchester Guardian newspaper from 1872 until 1929, and its owner from 1907 until his death.


  • A newspaper is of necessity something of a monopoly, and its first duty is to shun the temptations of monopoly. Its primary office is the gathering of news. At the peril of its soul it must see that the supply is not tainted. Neither in what it gives, nor in what it does not give, nor in the mode of presentation must the unclouded face of truth suffer wrong. Comment is free, but facts are sacred.
    • Manchester Guardian, May 5, 1921. [1]

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