Stead's 'new journalism' paved the way for the modern tabloid in Great Britain. He was influential in demonstrating how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy, and advocated "government by journalism".He was also well known for his reportage on child welfare, social legislation and reformation of England's criminal codes.
Stead died when the RMS Titanic sank, and was considered to be one of the most famous Englishmen on board.
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