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Author Temple, Michael, 1949-
Title The British press / Mick Temple.
Imprint Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, [2008]

Author Temple, Michael, 1949-
Subject Press -- Great Britain -- History.
Press and politics -- Great Britain -- History.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Journalism -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Description 1 online resource (x, 259 pages)
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Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Originally published: 1996.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-245) and index.
Summary Mick Temple's new book offers an introduction to the history, theory, politics and potential future of British newspapers. The focus of this new book is on the relationship between press and political history, examining the social and political impact of British newspapers. Throughout, the author assesses the press' contribution to enlarging and informing the public sphere. "The British Press" is both a practical introduction to the subject and a theoretically informed critique of press developments. The first half of the book leads the reader through key historical moments from the Civil War to Wapping and beyond, while the second half takes an in-depth look at current empirical and theoretical concerns. Scholarly yet accessible, the book is also not afraid to take a position on today's contentious issues. For example, Mick Temple mounts a defence of 'dumbing down', arguing that the much criticised 'tabloidisation' of newspapers has been an essential development in enabling access to the public sphere for those whose news agenda differs from the traditional template of 'serious' news. The book takes a more positive perspective on the British press than has often been the case, arguing that throughout their history our newspapers have been vital conduits for public opinion and, on occasion, catalysts for social change. Temple is also positive about the future of newspapers, pointing out the online strength of great brand names like the "Telegraph", "Guardian", "Sun" and "Mail."
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. From Gutenberg to mass medium -- 2. shock of the new: the rise of the 'popular press' -- 3. press and the Second World War: the triumph of radio -- 4. post-war press and the decline of deference ... and sales -- 5. New technology: Wapping and beyond -- 6. local press -- 7. Theories of news production and news values -- 8. Censorship -- 9. Spin, public relations and the press -- 10. Newspapers and 'dumbing down' -- 11. press and democracy: speaking for the public? -- 12. Future imperfect?
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780335236954 (electronic bk.)
0335236952 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 320853109
Additional Format Print version: Temple, Michael, 1949- British press. Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, ©2008 0335222986 9780335222988 (OCoLC)225873562

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