What was the relationship between the press and popular culture in Victorian and Edwardian Britain?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 9:07 am ad1c9bdddf
Throughout the nineteenth century, British journalism underwent a metamorphosis from an elitist, political, and costly institution into a popular, commercial, and inexpensive one characterised by sensationalism and investigative journalism. The press became a key component of nineteenth and early twentieth century popular culture in Britain.
Newspapers as a form of popular culture occupied a contentious position in any society. Often perceived as crude and second rate when compared to high culture, popular culture is changeable, often disposable and intimately dependent on the pocketbook of a public for survival. Yet its association with the masses gave popular ...
This solution of 402 words discusses the differences in press and population culture in both the Victorian Britain and Edwardian Britain. References used are included.