This chapter will explore Upton’s life and career, with a particular focus upon his contribution as editor of the Kilkenny Journal from 1915 to 1922. Upton’s tenure as editor saw the newspaper’s political focus change from support for the programme and policies of John Redmond’s, Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) to that of socialist republicanism. Upton was passionate in the belief that the regional press made an important contribution to Irish democracy, and as an editor always focused on the bigger political picture; ensuring that the Kilkenny Journal, whilst provincial, was never parochial.
|Title of host publication||The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country|
|Editors||James O'Donnell, Ian Kenneally|
|Place of Publication||Dublin|
|Publisher||Four Courts Press|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Mar 2018|
Keating, A. (2018). James W. Upton: activist, editor and the forgotten journalist of 1916. In J. O'Donnell, & I. Kenneally (Eds.), The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country Four Courts Press. https://doi.org/10: 1846826551