Doctor Who and British journalism: an analysis of popular, fan, and specialist publications

Moore, Ewen (2015) Doctor Who and British journalism: an analysis of popular, fan, and specialist publications. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This Dissertation was designed to conduct an investigation into the shared history of Doctor Who and journalism, by breaking it down into three sections; the popular press, fan made publications, and specialist magazines. Using old press cuttings and magazines, as well as looking at the work of a number of Doctor Who academics, it investigates the idea that British journalism has had an effect on Doctor Who, and vice versa.
    It argues the popular press, fanzines, and the specialist publication Doctor Who Magazine all played their own role in ensuring a divide between the hardcore and casual fan, and that a certain “cult” stigma would always belong around Doctor Who, even despite the modern series‟ huge popularity. All of this is set within the context of historical and critical examinations of The Daily Mail, Doctor Who fanzine culture, and Doctor Who Magazine.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 14:36
    Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 14:36
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17947

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