The English Press: A History

The English Press: A History

by Jeremy Black


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In this succinct one-volume account of the rise and fall of the English press, Jeremy Black traces the medium's history from the emergence of the country's newspaper industry to the Internet age. The English Press focuses on the major developments in the world of print jourbanalism and sets the history of the press in wider currents of English history, political, social, economic and technological.

Black takes the reader through a chronological sequence of chapters, with a final chapter exploring possible scenarios for the future of print media. He investigates whether we are witnessing the demise or simply a crisis of the press in the aftermath of the News of the World scandal and Levinson Inquiry. A new title by one of the most eminent historians of Britain and a leading expert on the history of the press, The English Press will appeal to undergraduate students of British and media history and jourbanalism, as well as to the general reader with an interest in the history of England and the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472525635
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/30/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 929,070
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Origins 9

2 The growth of a press culture, 1695-1750 25

3 Maturity, 1750-1814 45

4 Steam and modernisation, 1814-61 77

5 Heyday, 1861-1922 91

6 New challenges, 1922-75 121

7 To the present, 1975-2019 141

8 Into the future 159

Conclusions 175

Selected further reading 183

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