A sovereign editor: Arthur Mann's Yorkshire Post and its crusade against appeasement, 1938-1939

Luckhurst, Tim (2016) A sovereign editor: Arthur Mann's Yorkshire Post and its crusade against appeasement, 1938-1939. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 13 (4). pp. 29-39. ISSN 1742-0105. (Full text available)

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Abstract

During Britain’s appeasement of Nazi Germany, the British press was reluctant to criticise government policy and it came under pressure not to do so. The most powerful national titles were determined to support Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s efforts to appease Hitler. One regional Conservative title, the Yorkshire Post stood out against the consensus. This bold stance was the creation of its editor, Arthur Mann. This article examines the Yorkshire Post’s editorial opposition to appeasement between the Anschluss of March 1938 and the entry of German forces into Prague in March 1939. It explores how Mann resisted pressure from his Conservative proprietors to abandon his stance and examines his understanding of his duty as editor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Arthur Mann, Yorkshire Post, appeasement, proprietorial pressures
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Centre for Journalism
Depositing User: Tim Luckhurst
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 12:47 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 13:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57595 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Luckhurst, Tim: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1478-7273
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