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2014 VanArsdel prize essay: W. T. Stead and participatory reader networks

2014 VanArsdel prize essay: W. T. Stead and participatory reader networks

Hale, Ann M. (2015) 2014 VanArsdel prize essay: W. T. Stead and participatory reader networks. Victorian Periodicals Review, 48 (1). pp. 15-41. ISSN 0709-4698 (Print), 1712-526X (Online) (doi:

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W. T. Stead’s contribution to the development of reader engagement in the New Journalism was extensive and innovative. In this essay, I argue that Stead’s participatory reader networks in the Link and the Review of Reviews were the culmination of Stead’s career-long interest in media-based community engagement projects. Rather than viewing Stead’s journalism through the narrow lens of a single publication or journalistic campaign, I consider how his participatory reader networks were refined and shaped over the course of many years and within the pages of multiple periodicals.

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Additional Information: [1] The winner of the 2015 VanArsdel Prize. Ann Hale is a doctoral student at the University of Greenwich. Her essay, ‘W. T. Stead and Participatory Reader Networks in The Link and The Review of Reviews‘, appears in the Spring 2015 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review. The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel, a founding member of RSVP whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field of nineteenth-century periodical studies. © 2015 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Victorian Periodicals Review, Volume 48, Issue 1, Spring 2015, pages 15-41.
Uncontrolled Keywords: W.T. Stead, Participatory reader networks
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:32

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