Communities and Communications Brokers

  • Victoria E. M. Gardner
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)


Provincial newspapers were part of an emerging environment of communications in late-eighteenth-century England in which printers brought news from across the globe into the lives of provincial inhabitants. Yet the way in which that news was formed—with national and global worldviews complementing and competing with local news and perspectives—was itself shaped by the local community. By virtue of their position within the local communications environment, provincial newspaper proprietors were far from merely at the mercy of their local communities, but were vital actors within the ‘communications circuit’, in which every actor (and his or her individual circumstances) cumulatively shaped a text, or information more broadly.1


Local Community Slave Trade Local Proprietor Newspaper Business Communication Circuit 
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