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The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Mark O'Brien


This book examines the history of journalists and journalism in twentieth century Ireland. While many media institutions have been subjected to historical scrutiny, the professional and organisational development of journalists, the changing practices of journalism, and the contribution of journalists and journalism to the evolution of modern Ireland have not. This book rectifies this deficit by mapping the development of journalism in Ireland from the late 1880s to today. Beginning with the premise that the position of journalists and the power of journalism are products of their time and are ... More

Keywords: Journalism, History, Ireland, Investigative journalism, Newspapers, Broadcasting, Periodicals, Politics, Catholic Church, Social change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096136
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark O'Brien, author
Dublin City University