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jounalism in the twentieth century
on 14 May 2010
I enjoyed this book enormously, and I'm very grateful to John Simpson for researching such a fascinating and comprehensive history of journalism from the Boer War till the present. I bought it as a birthday present for my son-in-law who lectures in media studies, and as usual with presents that I buy, I read it first. I learnt a lot about the early years of the century - newspapers and the early years of radio - and was particularly interested when it came to events that I remember as a child and young adult; it filled in a lot of gaps. I have read several volumes of Simpson's autobiographies, and always find him easy to read - interesting, at times amusing, at times moving.