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News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Simon J. Potter


During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa were increasingly drawn together by an imperial press system. This is the first scholarly study of the development of that system. Revealed to contemporaries by the South African War, the basis on which the system would develop soon became the focus for debate. Commercial organizations, including newspaper combinations and news agencies such as Reuters, fought to protect their interests, while ‘constructive imperialists’ attempted to enlist the power of the state to strengthen the system. D ... More

Keywords: South African War, newspaper combinations, news agencies, power of the state, state censorship, propaganda, First World War, impact of empire, British world

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199265121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon J. Potter, author
Lecturer in Imperial History, National University of Ireland, Galway
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