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Registration open for 6 April conference on history of The (Manchester) Guardian - a good mix of academics and Guardian staff. And I'm doing something about the Guardian's failed attempt at a working-class weekly offshoot -- here's a pic of its Christmas supplement.
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Carole O'ReillyHow on earth did I miss the CFP??1 week ago

Andrew HobbsOh no. Come and heckle anyway.1   ·  1 week ago

Helen RogersWhat a shame it didn't come off. Sounds great paper and conference2   ·  1 week ago

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Anyone working on Queen magazine/newspaper? -- here 's a titbit from the Manchester Weekly Times supplement, 8 March 1862, p182. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Can anyone recommend a source for Victorian periodical circulation statistics? I'm surprised that I'm having difficulty researching them through my online university library. I'm particularly looking for statistics on The Athenaeum, Belgravia, and Bow Bells. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jennifer PhegleyTry Richard Altick's The English Common Reader and Alvar Ellegard's The Readership of the Periodical Press in Mid-Victorian Britain. Figures are notoriously unreliable as they often come from publishers claims with no concrete records to back them up. But they give you a ballpark idea.2   ·  2 weeks ago

Mary MonninThank you so much!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Patrick LearyGood recommendations, Jennifer. But I think we can all agree what a shame it is that we'e made so little progress in compiling and figuring out circulation figures that we're still reduced to citing Altick and Ellegard -- work that turns 60 years old this year. Altick himself, in his old age, was appalled that his rough estimates were still being relied upon.4   ·  2 weeks ago

Troy J. BassettAlso: check the two or three additions Altick made to his original list.2   ·  2 weeks ago

Kiri B WaldenAlso, it is worth considering the official distribution with the likely read-per-issue if you take into account the roaring trade in second hand magazines and the fact people passed each copy around3   ·  2 weeks ago

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