Real Ghost Stories
ISBN: 1618955497
EAN13: 9781618955494
Language: English
Pages: 182
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 - 15 April 1912) was an English newspaper editor who, as a pioneer of investigative journalism, became a controversial figure of the Victorian era. Stead published a series of hugely influential campaigns whilst editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, and he is best known for his 1885 series of articles, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon. These were written in support of a bill, later dubbed the Stead Act, that raised the age of consent from 13 to 16. Stead's new journalism paved the way for the modern tabloid in Great Britain. He was influential in demonstrating how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy, and advocated Government by Journalism. He was also well known for his reportage on child welfare, social legislation and reformation of England's criminal codes. Stead died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic; he was one of the most famous Englishmen on board. Following his death, Stead was widely hailed as the greatest newspaperman of his age. His friend Lord Milner eulogised Stead as a ruthless fighter, who had always believed himself to be 'on the side of angels'. According to Roy Jenkins, Stead became the most sensational figure in 19th-century journalism. (wikipedia.org)

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