The Bulletin and the New Journalism from 1880 to 1918

Margaret Van Heekeren

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In the mid to late nineteenth century the New Journalism revolutionised newspaper reporting and editing style throughout Britain and America. In Australia, there has been scant research into the development of the New Journalism in local publications. The Bulletin, from its first issue in 1880, was an early exponent of many of the features that distinguished the New Journalism.Yet, just how much of the Bulletin's radicalism was due to the New Journalism? Under the auspices of J.F. Archibald, the Bulletin in its early years also reflected the whims and eccentricities of its mercurial proprietor and some-time editor. This paper examines the Bulletin between 1880 and 1918, assessing whether its role in the introduction of The New Journalism in Australia was a deliberate adoption of the overseas style.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Studies in Journalism
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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