The New Journalism: 1895–1912

  • Martin C. Kerby
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


Kerby provides an insight into ‘The New Journalism’ in Britain prior to the First World War by documenting the career of journalist Sir Philip Gibbs. Working first in the field of literary syndication, Gibbs entered Fleet Street in 1902 where he worked in turn for the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, and the Daily Chronicle. As a journalist, he reported on the important issues facing Britain such as the suffragettes, Industrial unrest, Ireland, and the lead-up to war. Gibbs also covered events as diverse as the fraudulent discovery of the North Pole by Dr Cook, the death of King Edward VII, King George V’s Coronation, Blériot’s flight across the Channel, the trial of Doctor Crippen, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Battle of Sidney Street.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin C. Kerby
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  1. 1.Humanities & International StudiesUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowooombaAustralia

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