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'Sadly forgotten'?: Newspaper coverage of the first men to fly the Atlantic non-stop, Alcock and Brown

Hodgson, GR (2019) 'Sadly forgotten'?: Newspaper coverage of the first men to fly the Atlantic non-stop, Alcock and Brown. Media History, 4 (1). pp. 30-44. ISSN 1368-8804

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This article centres on John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, two Mancunians who were the first people to fly the Atlantic non-stop, yet are largely neglected as a subject of acclaim or study and even the centenary of their historic flight from Newfoundland to Ireland went by virtually uncelebrated in Britain in 2019. Alcock died six months after their ground-breaking flight and Brown, an understated character, was not comfortable with fame, but their circumstances and disposition do not explain why they have been forgotten. This article will try to explain why by examining the coverage of three newspapers, one provincial and two national, through the lens of news values.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Media History on 11/12/19, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13688804.2019.1702008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing, 2001 Communication and Media Studies, 2103 Historical Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: Screen School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 08:24
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/13688804.2019.1702008
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11796
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