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Record 10273

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have always adopted the principle of working the newspaper fairly carefully from beginning to end. There may be an occasional glance at principal headlines over breakfast, but after that the real reading consists of starting at the front page, first column, and going steadily through. I rarely read advertisements, but not much else is omitted. The degree of concentration of course varies with the subject matter. Articles have preference over everything, especially those of current interest, Personal stuffy, like the "Wonder of the War" anecdotes, tend to get skipped somewhat. I suppose I am more interested in ideas than individuals.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1942 and 30 Sep 1942
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: n/a
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Accountant
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Daily Herald
Genre: Politics, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10273  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: File Report 1420, September 1942, Report on the Daily Herald Readership, p. 72, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation: File Report 1420, September 1942, Report on the Daily Herald Readership, p. 72, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10273, accessed: 20 September 2019

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