NEWS! NEWSPAPERS! AND THE STATIONERS’ COMPANY
On Monday, 15 April at 5.30 pm at Stationers’ Hall, the Stationers’ Company will present its Archive Evening 2019 taking the theme News! Newspapers and The Stationers’ Company and exploring the role played by members of the Company in the making of newspapers, and how these newspapers shaped our concept of news.
As the London Livery Company representing printing, publishing and the allied professions, the Stationers’ Company has counted newspaper makers among its members ever since the publication of the first English quarto newsbooks, or ’currantes’, in the 1620s.
Speakers on the night will include Christopher McKane, Past Master of the Stationers’ Company and former Deputy Managing Editor of the Times, who will talk about "The Making of The Thunderer": the early years of the Times, from its first appearance, as the Daily Universal Register in 1785 and Dr Ruth Frendo, the Stationers’ Company Archivist, who will discuss what the Company Archive can tell us about how news has been selected, regulated and published over time.
Tickets are available at bit.ly/2STNthb
For further information please contact:
The Stationers’ Company,
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD
About The Stationers’ Company
The Stationers’ Company is the City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content industries. The Company’s mission is to be the most effective independent forum in the UK Communications and Content industries, actively contributing to the strategic development, success and education of these industries. The majority of our members work in or supply the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries.