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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The newspaper giant who went down with the Titanic - Conference at the British Library to mark centenary of the death of W.T. Stead

When William Stead died on the maiden voyage of the Titanic in April 1912, he was one of the most famous Englishmen on board. In the 1880s, at a time of revolution in mass culture and print technology, he helped invent the modern tabloid, publishing a series of hugely influential campaigns when editor of The Pall Mall Gazette. The British Library, in association with Birkbeck College and the University of Birmingham, is to host a two-day conference exploring Stead's life, work and legacy. W.T. Stead: A Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary, runs 16 -17 April 2012 and will feature more than 40 speakers from around the world

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