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Registration is now open for this free conference being held at the Library on 6 April:

‘Comment is free, but facts are sacred’: The Guardian in Local, National, and Global History

Thursday 6 April 2017, The John Rylands Library,The University of Manchester

Keynote speaker: Martin Wainwright, journalist, author and former Northern Editor of the Guardian

This conference celebrates the rich history of the Guardian newspaper, as told through its remarkable archive.

Founded in 1821, the Manchester Guardian began life as a local paper, but under the inspired editorship of C.P. Scott it was transformed into a national newspaper with a reputation for journalistic integrity and honesty. The Guardian is still remembered in the North West of England as a great Manchester institution, but today its reach and standing are truly international – ground-breaking journalism is brought to the widest audience through its pioneering use of digital media.

C.P. Scott. Reproduced courtesy of Guardian News and Media Ltd

This event marks the culmination of a project by The University of Manchester Library to catalogue C.P. Scott’s Editorial Correspondence in the Guardian Archive, an initiative which was made possible by the National Cataloguing Grants Programme for Archives.

Reflecting the long history and significance of the newspaper, the conference features papers which focus on the Guardian’s involvement in local, national and international events over a 140-year period.

The full programme is available via the John Rylands Research Institute website.

The conference is free, but booking is essential. To register, go to the Eventbrite page.

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Reproduced courtesy of Guardian News and Media Ltd