Criminal Libel, Censorship and Contempt of Court: D.C. Boyd’s Editorship of the Waterford Standard.

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Abstract

David Culbert (D.C.) Boyd, was for much of his career the editor proprietor of the now defunct Waterford Standard newspaper . Initially it would seem unlikely that there was anything to distinguish the Waterford Standard or its editor from numerous other local newspapers being published in Ireland in the 20th century. Indeed, the historical record which, until recently, bore scant or any reference to the newspaper or Boyd. First impressions however, as is so often the case, belie a history that places the Waterford Standard and its editor at the centre of the history of Irish censorship and the struggle for Irish journalistic freedom in the first decades of the State’s formation .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe State in Transition: Essays in Honour of John Horgan.
EditorsKevin Rafter, Mark O'Brien
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherNew Island
Pages213-234
Number of pages380
ISBN (Print)978-184840-487-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2015

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    Keating, A. (2015). Criminal Libel, Censorship and Contempt of Court: D.C. Boyd’s Editorship of the Waterford Standard. In K. Rafter, & M. O'Brien (Eds.), The State in Transition: Essays in Honour of John Horgan. (pp. 213-234). New Island. http://newisland.ie/product/the-state-in-transition/