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ERIC Number: ED033952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Pages: 103
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What Teenagers Read in the Hometown Daily Newspaper.
Campbell, Laurence R.
To study the local newspaper reading habits of teenagers from six schools in Florida as compared with those of teenagers from six schools in other states, a four-page questionnaire was administered to a total of 887 students in English and journalism classes. Among reading categories listed on the questionnaire were domestic news items, world news, non-news content (feature articles, comics, editorials, syndicated columns) and advertisements. Tentative conclusions suggested that (1) teenagers read the daily newspaper almost as much as do adults, (2) the difference in newspaper reading habits between Florida and non-Florida students and between journalism and non-journalism students is insignificant, (3) there is little evidence that schools are stimulating students to become discerning and discriminating users of newspapers, and (4) the recognition of the importance of mass media and the development of teachers better trained in media instruction are necessary. (The bulk of this report consists of 96 tables of findings.) (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Quill and Scroll Foundation, Iowa City, IA.