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Title: Het recht van selectie
Subtitle: Aankondigingen, recensies en beschouwingen in negentiende-eeuwse kranten en tijdschriften
Author(s): STRENG, Toos
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 59    Issue: 4   Date: 2017   
Pages: 521-546
DOI: 10.2143/SDL.59.4.3285376

Abstract :
Nowadays critics and editors decide which works will be reviewed or not. In the nineteenth century Dutch critics of daily, weekly and monthly periodicals did not demand the right to select the works. A periodical was obligated to discuss all works that were sent in and could only review submitted works. There were times when advertisers could influence a periodical’s review policy. But it was publishers mostly who determined which works would be discussed. Editors could decide whether to publish an announcement without reviewing the work, and/or a short or more extensive review. Only when it came to appraisals did critics and editors have freedom of choice. In periodicals, appraisals were distinguished from announcements or reviews by classification and/or visual attributes. The advertisers’ influence varied per periodical and, within that, per period. The fact that publishers and/or advertisers determined the review policy only became an issue when they attempted to exert influence on the content.

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