The Star (London)

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Placard for The Star announcing signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919

The Star was a London evening newspaper founded in 1888. Founding sponsors of the new paper included publisher John Murray and William Lane of the Minerva Press.[1] It ceased publication in 1960.

Editors[edit]

1888: T. P. O'Connor
1890: Henry W. Massingham
1891: Ernest Parke
1908: James Douglas
1920: Wilson Pope
1930: Edward Chattaway
1936: Robin Cruickshank
1941: Arthur Leslie Cranfield
1957: Ralph McCarthy

Jack the Ripper[edit]

The Star achieved early prominence and high circulation by sensationalising the Whitechapel murders of 1888–1891. Some suspect that it wrote the Dear Boss letter that gave Jack the Ripper his name to boost circulation numbers.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belanger, Jacqueline; Peter Garside, Anthony Mandal, & Sharon Ragaz (4 January 2003). "BRITISH FICTION, 1800–1829: A DATABASE OF PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION, PHASE II: ADVERTISMENTS FOR NOVELS IN ‘THE STAR’, 1815–1824". Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text. ISSN 1471-5988. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ TV review: Nasa: Triumph and Tragedy | Jack the Ripper: Tabloid Killer Revealed
  3. ^ Andrew Cook, Jack the Ripper: Case Closed, ISBN 978-1-84868-327-3

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