This online history of newspapers was started in the spring of 2009 and the first major updates will take place through the academic session of 2009/10. If you are interested in contributing an article to this project or becoming an editor please contact us using the contact and 'apply online; pages of this website.
SECTIONS WILL INCLUDE:
Guttenburg, Caxton and the origins of printing
The Courants: War Stories, Trade and Exploration
The Spectator - The birth of the periodical press
The Press and the French and American Revolution: John Wilkes
Cobbett, Rural Rides, Reportage and Poverty
Political agitation and the Political Press
The steam driven rotary press : The Times and The Empire
The News of the World and Popular Journalism
Crimea and The Telegraph
The High Victorian Press and the Dickensian Reading Public
New York 1900: Pultizer and Hearst - The Birth of the Tabloid
The Daily Mail
Northcliffe, Rothermere and the 30s circulation war
Beaverbrook, Churchill and the Second World War
The Rise of the Daily Mirror : Social Democracy and Post War Britain
Rupert Murdoch and the Sun
Broadsheets and educated readers - the case of The Guardian.
Trends in UK national newspapers now
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