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Michael Palmer

The golden age of the press

Le Temps des médias n° 27, Automne-Hiver 2016-2017, p. 97-110.


The phrase, less used in English than in French, applies to the late 19th, early 20th centuries, with respect to the press in France, Britain and the U.S.A. In the latter, Mark Twain and C.D. Warner, in another context, wrote of “the Gilded Age”. Gild also tarnished the Golden age of the press. Here, we examine how and when this age occurred, especially in France but also in the U.S.A and in Britain.

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