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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

Special Correspondence and the Newspaper Press in Victorian Print Culture, 1850–1886

Authors: Waters, Catherine

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  • Demonstrates how special correspondence helped create our modern news culture
  • Examines the emergence and development of the special correspondent in Victorian print culture
  • Analyses the stories of individual correspondents and their relationship to the broader media landscape
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This book analyses the significance of the special correspondent as a new journalistic role in Victorian print culture, within the context of developments in the periodical press, throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. Examining the graphic reportage produced by the first generation of these pioneering journalists, through a series of thematic case studies, it considers individual correspondents and their stories, and the ways in which they contributed to, and were shaped by, the broader media landscape. While commonly associated with the reportage of war, special correspondents were in fact tasked with routinely chronicling all manner of topical events at home and abroad. What distinguished the work of these journalists was their effort to ‘picture’ the news, to transport readers imaginatively to the events described. While criticised by some for its sensationalism, special correspondence brought the world closer, shrinking space and time, and helping to create our modern news culture.


About the authors

Catherine Waters is Professor of Victorian Literature and Print Culture at the University of Kent, UK. She is the author of Dickens and the Politics of the Family (1997) and Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods (2008).


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“This is an exemplary study of a thoroughly specialized subject. Its achievement is to combine prodigious authority in its field with continual reaching out to broader fields and to a broader, nonspecialist readership. … I believe that this splendid book could make even greater impact.” (Michael Hollington, Dickens Quarterly, Vol. 36 (3), September, 2019)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03860-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Correspondence and the Newspaper Press in Victorian Print Culture, 1850–1886
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03861-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03861-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03860-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 236
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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