Bad News for Trade Unionists

  • Paul Walton
  • Howard Davis
Part of the Critical Social Studies book series


Ever since the invention and development of the printing press by Gutenberg in 1457 mass media technology has played an increasingly important role in the development, form and struggle over ideas. The first mass use of any media technology was by Luther and his supporters in 1517. Luther’s demands nailed up on the door of the Cathedral at Wittenberg were reproduced on posters and within weeks had appeared throughout Germany and France. By 1815 the power of the Press had become widely acknowledged among ruling elites; indeed Napoleon shrewdly suggested in his maxims that, ‘Four hostile Newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.’


Trade Union Vote Share Television News Dominant View Printing Press 
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Copyright information

© Francis Beckett, Peter Beharrell, J. Brooke Crutchley, Howard Davis, Peter Golding, Andrew Goodman, Toni Griffiths, John Hewitt, Tony Marshall, Graham Murdock, Greg Philo, Alan Sapper, Paul Walton, Jock Young 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Walton
    • 1
  • Howard Davis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of KentUK

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