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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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