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With over 24,000 entries - the result of 16 years of research - Scoop! represents the most comprehensive biographical dictionary of British and Irish journalists ever compiled and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in newspaper history.

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The Scoop! biographical dictionary covers the period in newspaper and media history when the modern newspaper began to emerge and mirrors the development of the newspaper as the first mass communication medium. It also embraces the beginnings of radio and newsreel journalism.

The men and women in the Scoop! biographical dictionary of journalists are British or Irish journalists who died between 1800 and 1960. Also included are a small number of journalists who, although not born in Britain or Ireland, spent a significant proportion of their career in these islands.

The Scoop! biographical dictionary is an invaluable resource for both family history and genealogical researchers as well as those interested in house and property history.

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Browse listings of journalists by surname, pseudonym or reporting of conflicts and wars.

The timeline displays all journalists involved in conflicts and wars over a period of 150 years.

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