The Anglo-American press and the sensationalization of the Arctic 1855-1910
University of Cambridge
Scott Polar Research Institute
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Riffenburgh, B. (1991). The Anglo-American press and the sensationalization of the Arctic 1855-1910 (Doctoral thesis). https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.13333
Presents systematic investigation of role of press in Arctic exploration, finding that newspapers and their proprietors were much more influential in increasing knowledge about and interest in the far north than traditionally acknowledged. Focuses particularly on role of James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of New York Herald.
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