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The celebrity gossip column and newspaper journalism in Britain, 1918-1939

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This thesis analyses the content, tone, form and authorship of the national newspaper gossip column 1918-1939, as a new means through which the qualities of the popular press in this period can be more closely defined. Often dismissed as an example of the sensational, Americanization of early twentieth-century popular culture, the celebrity gossip column has been loosely grouped with the friendly, informal language and bolder formatting of the ‘New Journalism’ of the late nineteenth centu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Sarah Louise Newman
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:30cc8c66-d243-4134-b891-2eb84ce7de2b
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ora:8245

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