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The Making of a Victorian Newspaper during a Period of Social Change

Newkey-Burden, George (2011). The Making of a Victorian Newspaper during a Period of Social Change. (Unpublished Doctoral thesis, City University London)


This study deals with the origins of The Daily Telegraph & Courier, during a period of social change, under the direction of two successive proprietors from 1855 to 1865.

Extensive research was undertaken to examine the proprietors’ control of the newspaper - with particularly significant findings on the founders, their policy and how this changed following the handover. As a result it has been possible to rectify repeated inaccuracies concerning the newspaper’s ownership and editorial

Further original findings have contributed to a fuller awareness of Lt Col B.W.A. Sleigh, the founder of The Daily Telegraph & Courier, the progenitor of the current Daily Telegraph.

Publication Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Additional Information: © 2011 George Newkey-Burden
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: Doctoral Theses
School of Communication & Creativity > Journalism
Doctoral Theses > School of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Theses
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