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The Press in Australia by Henry Mayer

The Press in Australia by Henry Mayer

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The Press in Australia

by Henry Mayer

Lansdowne Press, 1964, [First Edition], black and white photographs and illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to covers, tape residue on covers, ex-library with stickers and stamps to endpapers, stamps to half-title page, publishers page, and bottom fore edge, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, creasing, discolouration, chipping and small tears (see photographs)

“It opens with an account of the evolution of the popular Press in Britain and Australia, a subject which has been strangely neglected by Australian historians.  Many facts which will be new to readers have been brought to light by Mr Mayer, and he is able to show that features of the Australian Press which critics usually assume to be essentially modern have roots going deep into the past.  Coming to the present, Mr Mayer discusses such matters as the functions of the Press, the economics of the Press, the effects of tendencies toward monopoly, circulation trends, changes in the content of popular newspapers, the nature of news, concepts of news values, the reading habits of Australians, readers’ attitudes towards the Press, the status of journalists and the rise of public relations.”


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