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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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