King’s College London
24 February 2012
Founded in 1843, The News of the World was one of the UK’s longest-running Sunday newspapers when it came to its inauspicious end in the summer of 2011. Gone, but not forgotten, the NOTW continues to be of interest as the full ‘story’ of the hacking scandal is revealed in the wake of parliamentary and other investigations. The NOTW will continue to make the news for some time to come.
We seek papers that take a historically informed view of any relevant topic, including the following:
- The closing of the NOTW
- ‘Sensation’ journalism
- Sunday papers, in the 19th, 20th or 21st century
- Illustration/graphics in NOTW
- Investigative journalism
- The history of ‘hacking’
- Circulation and mass readership
- Proprietors, press barons and corporate power
- Globalization and media structures
- Celebrities, now and then
- Newspapers and the law (libel etc?)
Other topics are welcome.
The conference is organized by Laurel Brake (Birkbeck) and Mark W. Turner (King’s College London), in conjunction with the journals Media History and Victorian Periodicals Review.
Please send proposals (not more than 250 words) for papers to Mark W. Turner by 15 November 2011: firstname.lastname@example.org