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Joseph Dennie and The Farmer's Weekly Museum: readership and pseudonymous celebrity in early national journalism

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Lafferty, Ben Paul (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2014
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
editors, farm journals, history, journalists, media effectiveness, newspapers, printing, publishing, writing skills, writing styles, Farmer' Weekly Museum
Notes:
Examines early national journalism in the U.S. through the case of Joseph Dennie, who published/edited the Farmer's Weekly Museum of Walpole, New Hampshire, during the 1790s. It was short lived (1793-1799)and produced "an unusually large quantity of original and sometimes controversial content." Dennie is introduced as "a character worth dwelling on." He did not become a public name by virtue of publishing exclusively under pseudonyms.