Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland
Laurel Brake, Marysa Demoor
Academia Press, 2009 - History - 1014 pages
DNCJ is a comprehensive representation of diverse facets of the industry provides a snapshot of the press, from journalist to reader. Its 1630 entries, contributed by an international team of experts and researchers,
reflect the full range of the press, including art, children, illustration, literature, religion, sports, politics, local and regional titles, satire, and trade journals. DNCJ includes newspapers and periodicals in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
DNCJ contains entries on journals, journalists, illustrators, editors, publishers, proprietors, printers, and topics such as advertising, frequency of publication, magazine day, printing presses, readership, social science and the press, and war and journalism. It has been shaped by the editors and a team of thirteen associate editors in
collaboration with the research community. Authoritative new research, extensive indexes, a wide-ranging bibliography and a chronology enhance the coverage of this burgeoning field.
A co-edition with The British Library
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The DNCJ is an essential resource for any student of the nineteenth-century periodical press. Its scope is ambitious, the execution impressive. The editors of the dictionary, Professors Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor, have done an exquisite job in "Conducting" this invaluable undertaking. Brake and Demoor have created an accessible and authoritative survey of the nineteenth-century periodical sphere by drawing on a huge group of experts and commissioning them to provide entries for their respective subjects. This fundamentally collaborative approach is not only wonderfully suited to the subject matter, but it also ensures that each entry is to the highest standard of academic rigor. Whether you're just looking for a quick reference (like the publication dates of the /People's Paper/, or the names of Thomas Wakley's periodical ventures), or you're about to start an in-depth study of a periodical, an editor, or a contributor, the Dictionary of Nineteenth-century Journalism is the best place to start.