Sir Philip Gibbs and English journalism in war and peace

Kerby, Martin C. (2016) Sir Philip Gibbs and English journalism in war and peace. Palgrave Studies in the History of Media. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-137-57300-1


Sir Philip Gibbs was one of the most widely read English journalists of the first half of the twentieth century. Prior to 1914 he reported on industrial unrest, Ireland, the suffragette movement, royal births, deaths and coronations, the sinking of the Titanic, and the Balkan War in 1912. This coverage of his writing offers a broad insight into British social and political developments, government and press relations, propaganda, and war reporting during the First World War.

As a war correspondent on the Western Front, his articles, which appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, did much to shape civilian attitudes during the First World War and its immediate aftermath. Many critics dismissed Gibbs' work as propaganda and his acceptance of a knighthood in 1920 as a reward. His writing in the post-war years covered the full range of inter-war European politics, the Second World War, and the Cold War.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2016 Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. Second place winner in the USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books published during the period of 1 January-31 December 2016.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 02:42
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: media, war correspondents, World War One, First World War, censorship, Titanic, League of Nations, Balkan War, history
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210304 Biography
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

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