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Author: J(oseph) O. Baylen

Title: The 'New Journalism' in Late Victorian Britain

Subtitle: -

Journal: Australian Journal of Politics & History

Volume: 18

Issue: 3

Year: December 1972

Pages: 367-385

ISSN: 0004-9522 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1467-8497 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century | European History: English History | Representations: Press; Types: Child Prostitution


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Abstract: »Studies the impact on British journalism of W. T. Stead (1849-1912) as editor of the Darlington Northern Echo (1871-80) and the Pall Mall Gazette (1883-90). In the former he espoused liberal imperialism and social reform; in the latter he moved on to sensationalism in exposing slum conditions and child prostitution. After purchasing a child, Stead briefly boosted circulation, but he was later imprisoned and circulation slumped. His attempts to reconcile the liberalism of the Nonconformist conscience with imperialism exposed inconsistencies in his creed, and the New Journalism coincided with Nonconformity’s decline before growing socialism.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Wikipedia: William Thomas Stead