The Rise and Fall of The British Press

The Rise and Fall of The British Press

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The Rise and Fall of The British Press present a clinical and provocative overview at the past, present and immediate future of the printed newspaper. Mick Taylor appraises the historic and ongoing contribution of the UK press to the public sphere, with assessment of the relationship between the specific historical periods and the role of newspapers in illuminating and informing the public perception and opinion. Analysis is informed by charting the development and impact of competing media forms and new technologies, with parallels being drawn between contemporary issues and developments in both the press and wider more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 tables
  • 1138895105
  • 9781138895102

Table of contents

Introduction: The major theme Part One: The Past 1. 400 years of print - from Gutenberg to Northcliffe 2. The shock of the new - the rise of the 'popular press' 3. World War II - the triumph of broadcast news 4. The post war decades - the challenge of the telly Part Two: The Present 5. The impact of new technology 6. Don't believe a word they say - newspapers and the decline of deference 7. Speaking for the public? The rise of the Fifth Estate Part Three: The Future 8. The aftermath of Leveson - to regulate or not to regulate? 9. 21st century news: the imminent funeral of the printed press?show more

About Mick Temple

Mick Temple is Professor of Journalism and Politics at Staffordshire University, UK. His books include The British Press (2008), Blair (2006) and How Britain Works: From Ideology to Output Politics (2000). He is Co-Editor of the journal Journalism more