ERIC Number: ED177607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Effective Junior College Student Newspaper Operation.
Mirando, Joseph A.
A nation wide sample of 780 junior college newspapers was surveyed in 1978, yielding 502 replies, of which 463 were suitable for analysis. The advisers and editors of these newspapers answered questions about their schools' environments, newspaper staff selection, and newspaper editorial policies. The findings revealed that at least three-fourths of all the newspapers surveyed were published weekly, biweekly, or monthly; had fewer than 20 staff members; were distributed free; contained paid advertising; were offset printed by a source not connected to the college; and had the typesetting or paste-up done by the staff. Cross-tabulating the environmental conditions with six satisfaction responses identified which conditions gave the most satisfaction. The most satisfied editors and advisers were found to use a journalism course as their primary source of recruitment; to emphasize the use of AP/UPI newspaper style standards; to compensate staff members through money or academic credit; and to stress having the newspaper offices strategically located and highly useful to staff members. (A copy of the questionnaire is attached.) (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of College Publications Advisers (25th, San Francisco, CA, October 25-27, 1979)