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The Statue of Freedom of the Press campaigner John Wilkes in New Fetter Lane. Image by Tim Crook.

Comprehensive online features exploring and studying the history of journalism through the ages. The reporters, the newspapers, radio and television stations, news agencies, scandals and events marking a remarkable narrative of what has sometimes been called ‘The Fourth Estate.’

Online articles which analyse and discuss the exciting, dramatic and fascinating story of journalism as a trade, profession, political role, social purpose, culture, and form of communication in history.

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Features and analysis by Tim Crook coming soon.

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The cover of a special supplement published in 1938 celebrating 50 years of the publication of London’s Evening Star newspaper and highlighting the ‘romance’ of journalism

Delving into the history of journalism as a discipline of critical thinking rather than academic activism

The Star was part of a liberal group that included the national News Chronicle owned by the Cadburys chocolate family. It was a noble and campaigning newspaper founded by T.P O’Connor in 1888 and fighting to improve the living conditions of London’s poor. In its time it would employ the most famous and elegant journalist writers including George Bernard Shaw. But Cadburys would sell out to Daily Mail Associated Newspapers in 1960 and the news vendor’s cry on London’s streets of ‘Star, News, Standard!’ would be shortened by one syllable. Just one of the many unique features due to be produced in this online project.

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