George Newness and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880-

George Newness and the New Journalism in Britain, 1880-

by Kate Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754603172

ISBN-13: 9780754603177

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This book brings a vast amount of new evidence to bear upon issues which currently preoccupy the scholarly community. It explores the boundaries between history, literary criticism, cultural and media studies and intellectual biography, embracing the debates surrounding the commercialization of culture and concerning the relative importance of production versus…  See more details below

Overview

This book brings a vast amount of new evidence to bear upon issues which currently preoccupy the scholarly community. It explores the boundaries between history, literary criticism, cultural and media studies and intellectual biography, embracing the debates surrounding the commercialization of culture and concerning the relative importance of production versus reception in the process by which cultural texts create meaning. It is informed by recent developments in the field of periodical research which have produced a model of the periodical text as a culturally embedded and uniquely interactive medium.

The subject of the study is George Newnes and his involvement in the "New Journalism" in Britain in the late nineteenth century. It begins with a survey of the historiography and methodology of periodical research and examines the relevant biographical context. Then it goes on the analyze eight of Newnes' most successful periodicals in terms of his own role in their conception and development, the phase of journalistic evolution to which they belonged, and the cultural environment of which they were a constituent part.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754603177
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
The Nineteenth Century Series
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
The Nineteenth Century General Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Pt. IThe New Journalism: A Liberal Profession or a Branch of Business?
1Securing the Suffrage of the Crowd: Tit-Bitites and Millionaires: Tit-Bits (1881) and The Million (1892)53
2A National Institution: The Strand Magazine (1891)87
Pt. IILiberalism and Imperialism: Developing Formats and Expanding Horizons
3A Bold Stroke of Mingled Business and Benevolence: The Westminster Gazette (1893)129
4Expanding Human Consciousness Across the Globe: The Wide World Magazine (1898)163
Pt. IIISpecialisation and Diversification: Targeting Niche Audiences and Exploiting a Segmented Market
5Femininity, Consumption, Class and Culture in the Ladies' Paper: The Ladies' Field (1898)209
6Respectable Anxieties, Role-Models and Readers: The Captain (1899)237
Conclusion263
George Newnes: Biographical Summary277
Select Bibliography279
Index285

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >