ERIC Number: ED049677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-8
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Student Opinion on the UW Daily.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.
A survey of students' news interests, opinion of the UW Daily (the University of Washington student newspaper), and support for the UW student government and newspaper was conducted, by administering a questionnaire to a stratified random sample of students attending the University. An analysis of the returns indicated that: (1) the students wanted more academic and research news and more on arts and entertainment published. Sports was the least preferred news topic; (2) they preferred moderate over radical political news, and nonpolitical over political news. Females were more interested in radical news than males; (3) they showed more support for the student newspaper than for the student government; (4) nearly all of them felt either unaffected or unfavorably affected by actions of the student government; (5) they rated the newspaper's accuracy, fairness, interest, and informativeness on the favorable side of "so-so"; (6) they rated the present newspaper as more fair and less interesting than its predecessor. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Educational Assessment Center.
Identifiers: University of Washington; Washington (Seattle)