Bromley, Michael S. (2008). Fleet Street. In Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. 1-3) London, U.K.: Blackwell Reference Online. doi:10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x
Running between the Strand and Ludgate Circus in London, Fleet Street is synonymous with the national newspaper industry of the United Kingdom. Though from the mid-1980s all the major newspaper offices were relocated, the name was still used to denote this type of newspaper and journalism. The most common explanation for this synergy was that since its development in the fourteenth century Fleet Street has connected the City of London with the City of Westminster, and thus governmental, financial, and commercial activities – traditionally staple sources of news.