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Are newspapers faced with an existential threat or are they changing to meet the challenges of a digital world? With the newspaper's role in a state of fundamental redefinition, Newspaper Journalism offers a timely and up to the minute analysis of newspapers today, in the context of their historical importance to society. Drawing on their extensive experience in academia and also across local, national, mainstream, and alternative newspapers, Peter Cole and Tony Harcup write clearly and engagingly from both industry and scholarly perspectives, and contend that, far from dying, newspapers are doing what they have always done: adapting to a changing environment.

This text is essential reading for all students of the press, with comprehensive and critical coverage of the most important debates in the study ...

Beyond Fleet Street: Newspapers in the Regions and Nations
Beyond fleet street: Newspapers in the regions and nations

Berrow's Worcester Journal claims to be the oldest surviving British newspaper (or non-official newspaper, as the British Library describes it), and its history encapsulates in microcosm the development of printed, purchased regional newspapers in this country. It was founded, as the Worcester Post Man, a news-sheet publishing irregularly, in 1690, beginning regular weekly publication as the Worcester Journal in 1709. It has been published continuously ever since. The paper was created as William and Mary came to the throne, supporting the new king and queen in a town that had been traditionally Stuart in its loyalties. The first printing press in Worcester had been set up in 1548, ...

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