Hacking book: did Dickens pay the police for stories in his magazine? | Media | guardian.co.uk

by peterjukes

The prime exponent of this popular press was to become the News of the World, from its start in 1843, but it joined a host of weekly popular newspapers, such as Robert Bell’s Penny Dispatch and Edward Lloyd’s Penny Sunday Times and People’s Police Gazette, in shocking crime news, and a diet specialising in “seductions, rapes, murders and any other sort of horror.”

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