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CFP: Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism online edition

Call for Articles: Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism online edition

The editors of the DNCJ are keen to expand its coverage of the local and regional press, for the online edition -  http://c19index.chadwyck.com/marketing/aboutdncj.jsp - and any revised print edition. 

I am looking for short entries (400-800 words, depending on entry) on 

  • Leader, Robert (editor and publisher of Sheffield Independent
  • Reid, Sir Thomas Wemyss (editor of Leeds Mercury; managing director of Cassell, biographer) 
  • Smiles, Samuel (editor of Leeds Times
  • Gedge, Johnson, proprietor of the Bury and Norwich Post 
  • Baxter, W.E, of Lewes, proprietor of Sussex Agricultural Express and 23 other titles 
  • Birmingham Weekly Post 
  • Bradford Daily Telegraph (successful paper rapidly established by non-local publisher and staff) 
  • Bradford Observer and its editor William Byles 
  • Bristol Mercury 
  • Carlisle Journal 
  • Catholic Fireside 
  • Catholic Magazine and Reflector (1801), a Liverpool monthly "probably the earliest Catholic periodical published in England"
  • Daily Bristol Times and Mirror 
  • Eastern Morning News, Hull 
  • Ipswich Journal 
  • Lancashire Free Press/Northern Free Press/Catholic Times, published in Liverpool. 
  • Leicestershire Mercury 
  • Liverpool Weekly Post 
  • Manchester Weekly Times 
  • Midland Counties Express 
  • Oxford Times 
  • Reading Mercury (owned by Catholic family, featured much agricultural news) 
  • Sheffield Independent 
  • Western Daily Press, Bristol 
  • Western Morning News, Plymouth 
  • Westmorland Gazette (edited briefly by de Quincey; still very literary in 1870s) 
  • Whitehaven News 
  • Advertisers (free local newspapers, e.g. Penrhyn Advertiser, Cornwall, Preston Weekly Advertiser
  • Agricultural journalism (as element, and as separate titles, e.g. Preston Guardian; Leics Advertiser; Bedford Express; Sussex Agricultural Express; North of England Farmer (Newcastle); Mark Lane ExpressBell’s Weekly Messenger
  • Almanacs 
  • Dialect publications 
  • Evening newspapers 
  • Independent, neutral (what the terms meant as applied to newspapers; growth of these descriptions) 
  • Joint stock companies (influence on increasing capitalisation of newspapers, anonymity of owners, use by Conservative provincial papers)
  • Lit. and the provincial press (book reviews, excerpts, etc. were significant features in most titles; taken together, an enormous body of writing, possibly outweighing reviews produced in London)
  • Local government, reporting of 
  • News placard (important source of news for public, often attracting crowds) 
  • Newspaper chains 
  • Newspaper office architecture (description and meanings of – miniature town halls and libraries) 
  • Provincial Roman Catholic press 
  • Provincial magazines 
  • Provincial religious press 
  • Shipping news 
  • Weather reports 
  • Women’s columns (staple of provincial press, often syndicated)

I am also looking for 1000-word entries on the periodical and newspaper press of these cities and regions (similar to current entry on Manchester press): 

  • Sheffield 
  • Leeds 
  • Birmingham 
  • South-West England 
  • South-East England

If you would like to write an entry or entries, contact me at ahobbs2@uclan.ac.uk with a one-page sample of your writing (published or unpublished).

Andrew Hobbs
University of Central Lancashire
Original cfp: http://uclan.academia.edu/AndrewHobbs/Blog

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