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The Clipper, 1893-1902 : an example of radical journalism
thesisposted on 2023-05-27, 17:19 authored by Shimmins, JD
James Paton founded the Clipper in April 1893 as a radical, socialist weekly newspaper through which he aimed to express his ideals and review life in Tasmania at the turn of the century. In his time as editor (which ran until the end of 1902), the Clipper included political commentary, and reported on social and sporting events. Study of the Clipper provides an insight into the lives and activities of Tasmanians, particularly those of the late nineteenth century working class: This bright, breezy paper was the first direct and successful appeal to the Tasmanian working class and was an important step towards creating a democratic self consciousness in the people.
Rights statementCopyright 1996 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.A.)--University of Tasmania, 1997. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 56-57)