Document Type

Book Chapter

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Journalism, Media and socio-cultural communication

Publication Details

Rafter, Kevin (ed) (2011) Irish Journalism Before Independence: More a Disease than a Profession. Kevin Rafter (ed)Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.

Abstract

Newspaper developed in Ireland as a political press, with each publication clearly identified with particular political groupings. However, for reasons of economics journalism itself developed a professional paradign, that stressed impartiality, so allowing journalists to move from publication to publication regardless of the politics or religion of the journalist. Newspapers and journalists also helped develop a civil society that contributed to the eventual democratic nature of the Irish state, following independence.

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