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The Sporting Magazine

CountryUnited Kingdom
FacebookSportMagazine
Final issue1870
First issue1793
LanguageEnglish

Sporting Magazine was established in 1793. The magazine was published in London, but was able to offer extensive coverage of events nationally because the editor, John Wheble, had established a wide-ranging network of informants, writers and contributors throughout the shires. Much of the information in the Magazines stems from readers themselves, who were urged to contribute material. The editor insisted that information should be accurate, rejecting contributions where he had doubts. Readers would also respond to one another's letters and sharp debates often occur within the magazine's columns, acting as additional check on the accuracy of material. The editor refused to settle disputes, but was very conscientious in supplying the best information available to him. Cumulatively, this provides an immense amount of detail. Journals transform subject by providing treatment that was both deeper and more wide reaching in scope. Unlike its predecessors, it embraced everything that was regarded as sport and aimed at presenting an accurate, accessible record. By doing so, it maps the subject out, presenting a thematic framework, which others were to develop. Range of issues that were to become associated with establishing sporting literature first became accessible to a wider audience via its columns. In the early 1820s, magazine was the fourth best selling monthly periodical in London. While it was still badly organize, information on varying topics simply heaped together. Occasionally, magazine would copy articles from newspapers, but the coverage it offered was excellent, embodied by the detailed calendar of forthcoming events that appear every month. Yet such supremacy soon end. Improvements in communications generate rapid information dissemination and this inevitably favours daily and weekly press rather than monthly, especially those that begin devoting serious coverage to sport. Consequently, sales of Magazine shrank to just 1 500 by 1822, leading to the editor to introduce new approach to subject matter. From 1819, fox-hunting had been given increasing coverage, with the first comprehensive list of British packs appearing two years later. However, it was the editor's decision to employ author, Nimrod, at lavish cost, from 1822 to 1827, to furnish beautifully written pieces on fox-hunting, that commenced the transformation of the Magazine. Despite the increase in price, Nimrod's articles increase sales, which soon double, inevitably leading Magazine to pay still greater attention to fox-hunting. Nonetheless, contents remain quite varied, including, for instance, dog fighting. In addition, coverage has become more contemporary and layout improve. The magazine, followed by other papers, begins to denounce cruelty to animals, such as, pigeon shooting, cock-fighting and horse feats, and encourage action against them. Duelling between gentleman protagonists with pistols or swords was so common at the time, that the magazine had a regular monthly column called affairs of Honour, devoted to them.

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