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Record Number: 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

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/RED/record_details.php?id=10273, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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