Charles Dickens: Daily News

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Dickens accepted the post of editor for this new newspaper in October 1845 and invested considerable energy in the project prior to its first publication on January 21, 1846. It was to be published by Bradbury and Evans, Dickens' publishers, and had (relatively modest) offices at 90 Fleet Street. Dickens' energy was formidable, as was his commitment to crusading journalism: in the draft prospectus for the paper he said it would be “devoted to the advocacy of all rational and honest means by which wrong might be redressed, just right maintained, and the happiness and welfare of society promoted” (Ackroyd, 460). The paper aligned itself with the Liberal interest, taking a position for the repeal of the Corn Laws and the expansion o…

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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Daily News". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 September 2008
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