The Rise of Western Journalism, 1815–1914

Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States


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About the Book

This compilation of essays examines the rise of Western journalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Offering a cross-cultural record of the Western print media’s growth, it devotes individual chapters to each of six countries: Great Britain, France, the United States, Canada, Australia and Germany. Each chapter focuses on the principal trends and chief personnel essential to journalistic development in that country, and incorporates analysis of how that country’s journalists influenced, or were influenced by, journalists from outside its borders. A comprehensive bibliography is included for each chapter.

About the Author(s)

Ross F. Collins is a professor of communication at North Dakota State University, Fargo.
E.M. Palmegiano is a professor of history at Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Ross F. Collins and E.M. Palmegiano
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 220
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3143-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      3

Australia: Shaking Off the Shackles to Earn the Badge of Independence      11

Canada’s Victorian Press: Influences from Home and Abroad      42

Traitorous Collaboration: The Press in France,1815–1914       71

Germany: Mass-Circulation Newspapers Shaped by an Authoritarian Setting      106

The “Fourth Estate”: British Journalism in Britain’s Century      139

Coming of Age: The Growth of the American Media in the Nineteenth Century      173

Notes on Contributors      203

Index      205

Book Reviews & Awards

“most intriguing…recommended”—Choice.