A History of the Media in Ireland

A History of the Media in Ireland

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Christopher Morash
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 12/24/2009
EAN 9780521843928, ISBN10: 0521843928

Hardcover, 264 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

From the first book printed in Ireland in the sixteenth century, to the globalised digital media culture of today, Christopher Morash traces the history of forms of communication in Ireland over the past four centuries: the vigorous newspaper and pamphlet culture of the eighteenth century, the spread of popular literacy in the nineteenth century, and the impact of the telegraph, telephone, phonograph, cinema and radio, which arrived in Ireland just as the Irish Free State came into being. Morash picks out specific events for detailed analysis, such as the first radio broadcast, during the 1916 Rising, or the Live Aid concert in 1985. This book breaks ground within Irish studies. Its accessible narrative explains how Ireland developed into the modern, globally interconnected, economy of today. This is an essential and hugely informative read for anyone interested in Irish cultural history.

1. Stumpeworne letters
Media event 1
bloudy newes from Ireland 23 October, 1641
2. Public spirits
Media event 2
postroads to liberty
January 22, 1793
3. Acts of union
Media event 3
Parnellism and crime
April 18, 1887
4. Casual miracles
Media event 4
broadcasting the rising
April 24, 1916
5. Listening in
Media event 5
helpless before the camera's eye
5 October, 1968
6. 1961–90
windows on the world
Media event 6
with satellite television you can go anywhere
13 July, 1985
7. Since 1990
imagining a mediated Ireland
Bibliographic essay