9781848856738

The News from Ireland Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution

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    9781848856738

  • ISBN10:

    1848856733

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2011
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris
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Summary

The News from Ireland vividly explores the work of British and American correspondents in Ireland as well as other foreign journalists and literary figures. It offers a penetrating and persuasive assessment of the Irish revolution┐s place in a key moment of world history as well as the role of the press and journalism in the conflict. This important book is essential reading for anyone interested in Irish history and how our understanding of history generally is shaped by the media.

Author Biography

Maurice Walsh grew up in Co. Tipperary and has reported from the United States, Latin America, Asia and Africa. His essays, reviews and reportage have appeared in The Dublin Review, Granta, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman, the TLS and many other newspapers and magazines. He is Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College Oxford for 2010-11 and teaches journalism at Kingston University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Education of the War Correspondentsp. 21
Revolution in the Makingp. 39
The Moral Accountant: A Journalist in Pursuit of the Black and Tansp. 57
Seeing the Sun at Noon: The Crusading Press Restoredp. 83
The Propaganda Warp. 105
An Old World Fight: American Journalists in Irelandp. 127
Literary Tourists: G.K. Chesterton, Wilfred Ewart and V.S. Pritchett as Reportersp. 153
Conclusionp. 179
Notesp. 191
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 251
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