The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. It is a serious broadsheet newspaper with relatively left wing politics. Until 1959 it was called The Manchester Guardian, and the paper is still sometimes referred to by this name, especially in North America. The Guardian has a daily circulation of around 400,000 (2002), compared to 620,000 for The Times, 920,000 for the Daily Telegraph and 230,000 for The Independent.
The paper is part of the Guardian Media Group of newspapers, radio stations, and new media including The Observer Sunday newspaper, the Manchester Evening News, and the Guardian Unlimited, one of the most popular online news resources on the Internet. All the aforementioned are owned by The Scott Trust, a charitable foundation. The Guardian also hosts a moderated/edited internet section called Comment is Free.
In July 2012 it was reported that Glenn Greenwald would join the Guardian along with "other American-based columnists — including Michael Wolff, Ana Marie Cox and Naomi Wolf — as part of its effort to create a larger presence in the United States." 
- Media Lens – website that dissects and criticizes journalism and journalists in general.
- Murray McDonald, "The imperialist, warmongering, hate-filled Guardian newspaper, Forth, April 8, 2010.
- Jonathan Cook, "The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian: A Thought Police for the Internet Age", Counterpunch, September 28, 2011.
Principals and Journalists
- Alan Rusbridger is editor of the Guardian
- David Leigh– Head of investigative unit at the Guardian; editor of this section
- Larry Elliott - Economics Editor (since 1988)
- Jo Confino - Executive Editor
Journalists and Columnists
- Marcel Berlins
- Rory Carroll-Maher
- Nick Davies
- Jonathan Freedland
- Timothy Garton Ash
- Benjamin Joffe-Walt
- David Leigh
- Chris McGreal
- Seamus Milne
- Stephen Moss – Feature Writer (edits/writes for the G2 section)
- Simon Tisdall
- Brian Whitaker
- Martin Woollacott
- Seamus Milne
- Jonathan Steele - Senior Foreign Correspondent
- Natalie Bennett - editor of Guardian Weekly
- Malcolm Dean - lead writer of social affairs
- Patrick Wintour – political editor
- Andrew Brown - Cif belief
- Aditya Chakrabortty - economics lead writer
- Glenn Greenwald
- Albert Scardino - former board member
- John Carvel - former social affairs editor
- Amelia Gentleman - writes on social affairs
- Luisa Dillner - former health editor
- Lee Elliot Major former education writer
- Faisel Rahman
- Rose Elliot - Food
Resources and articles
- mediadecoder Glenn Greenwald Moves From Salon to Guardian U.S., organizational web page, accessed July 20, 2012.
- "The Guardian" from Wikipedia