James W. Upton: activist, editor and the forgotten journalist of 1916

Keating, Anthony (2018) James W. Upton: activist, editor and the forgotten journalist of 1916. In: O'Donnell, James and Kenneally, Ian (eds). The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country. Four Courts Press, Dublin. ISBN 978-1-84682-655-9 DOI 10: 1846826551

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Abstract

This chapter will explore Upton’s life and career, with a particular focus upon his contribution as editor of the Kilkenny Journal from 1915 to 1922. Upton’s tenure as editor saw the newspaper’s political focus change from support for the programme and policies of John Redmond’s, Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) to that of socialist republicanism. Upton was passionate in the belief that the regional press made an important contribution to Irish democracy, and as an editor always focused on the bigger political picture; ensuring that the Kilkenny Journal, whilst provincial, was never parochial.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
Divisions: History
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2016 15:02
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7922

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