Read All About It!: A History of the British Newspaper

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book traces the evolution of the newspaper, documenting its changing form, style and content as well as identifying the different roles ascribed to it by audiences, government and other social institutions.

Table of Contents

Introduction: News, Newspapers and Society
Spreading the Word: the Pre-history of Newspapers 1486-1660
Newspapers for the Few: Politics, the Press and Partisanship 1660-1789
Knowledge and Power: the Radical Newspaper 1789-1850
Transition to Democracy: the Press as 'the Fourth Estate' 1850-1890
The Northcliffe Revolution: the Rise of the Commercial Newspaper 1890-1922
Newspaper Wars: the Press in the Inter War Years 1922-1939
War, Social Change and Reconstruction: Newspapers at War and Peace 1939-1967
The Land of the Rising Sun: the Emergence of the Tabloid Newspaper 1967-1989
The Long Goodbye: the Newspaper and Technological Change 1989-present
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