Taylor, James (2012) 'Watchdogs or Apologists? Financial Journalism and Company Fraud in Early Victorian Britain'. Historical Research, 85 (230). pp. 632-652. ISSN 0950-3471Full text not available from this repository.
The market economy and the market for information developed in tandem in the nineteenth century but their relationship is imperfectly understood. This article explores the characteristics and role of early financial journalism through a case study of a major insurance company scandal in the eighteen-forties. Press reports both before and after the company’s collapse show that newspapers played a more active role in exposing and reporting fraud than has been argued. The case had important ramifications both for company law and for the future development of financial journalism, with willingness to expose fraud becoming central to financial journalists’ claims to legitimacy.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Historical Research|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History|
|Deposited On:||11 Nov 2011 16:47|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2013 15:18|
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