Early edition: the Daily Mail, British newspapers, and the moving image, 1896-1922

Tom Rice*

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Abstract

The first edition of the Daily Mail on May 4, 1896 included an advertisement for the “latest scientific marvel,” the Lumiere Cinematograph. While historians have acknowledged the concurrent rise of film and the popular press, this article explores the varied and often-innovative ways in which British newspapers produced film and visual media. From the use of Daily Mail screens to relay election results, to the production and promotion of the newspaper’s own film in 1910, these early interactions allow us to understand better the emergence, evolution and endurance of Britain’s modern media system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-93
Number of pages28
JournalFilm History
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Newspapers
  • Press
  • Daily Mail
  • Lanterns
  • Education
  • Industrial film
  • Film competitions

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