The Fourth Estate

   Playwright Harriet French Ford collaborated with newspaperman Joseph Medill Patterson to achieve authenticity in this melodrama, which opened on 6 October 1909 at Wallack's Theatre and ran for 93 performances. Signaled as "the first of the modern newspaper plays," this work had a fourth act set in a composing room at press time with the noisy Mergenthaler machines in operation.

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  • The fourth estate — Estate Es*tate ([e^]s*t[=a]t ), n. [OF. estat, F. [ e]tat, L. status, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {State}.] 1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation. When I came …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the fourth estate — (informal) The press • • • Main Entry: ↑estate …   Useful english dictionary

  • the fourth estate — ► the fourth estate the press; journalism. Main Entry: ↑fourth …   English terms dictionary

  • the fourth estate — the press; journalism. → fourth …   English new terms dictionary

  • The Fourth Estate (novel) — Infobox Book name = The Fourth Estate title orig = translator = image caption = author = Jeffrey Archer illustrator = cover artist = country = language = series = subject = genre = publisher = HarperCollins Publishers pub date = May 1996 english… …   Wikipedia

  • The Fifth Estate — is a Canadian television newsmagazine, which airs on the English language television network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The name is a play on the fact that the media are sometimes referred to as the Fourth Estate, and was chosen to …   Wikipedia

  • The Park Estate — is a 150 acre (0.61 km2) private residential area to the west of the centre of Nottingham, England, that was built in what was once the deer park of Nottingham Castle. St. Mary s Vicarage, the first domestic residence built in the Park… …   Wikipedia

  • Fourth Estate — The term Fourth Estate refers to the press, both in its explicit capacity of advocacy and in its implicit ability to frame political issues. The term goes back at least to Thomas Carlyle in the first half of the 19th century.Novelist Jeffrey… …   Wikipedia

  • Fourth Estate (disambiguation) — Fourth Estate is a traditional term for the press; it may also refer to the mob (as in mob rule) or the proletariat.Fourth Estate may also refer to: * The Fourth Estate (novel), by Jeffrey Archer * Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins… …   Wikipedia

  • fourth estate — fourth es tate n the fourth estate newspapers, news magazines, television and radio news, the people who work for them, and the political influence that they have = ↑press …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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