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ERIC Number: ED033954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 4
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Teenagers' Attitudes Toward the Hometown Daily Newspaper.
Campbell, Laurence R.
To determine the attitudes of teenagers toward their hometown newspapers was the purpose of this study. A four-page questionnaire in which students compared the local newspaper with other news media and expressed their attitudes on statements about this newspaper was answered by 887 teenagers. Tentative conclusions indicated that the students felt that radio provided the quickest local news coverage; that news magazines provided the most detailed non-local coverage; and that the local television station gave the most accurate and best balanced coverage of all news, gave the quickest coverage of non-local news, and was the best all-around news medium. A majority of the students felt that the hometown newspaper (1) provided the most detailed coverage and the highest number of local news stories, (2) ranked next to television as the best all-around medium, (3) kept the public well-informed about state and local government, (4) did not present both sides of a story, (5) did not have the community's best interests at heart, (6) did not boost the spirits of its readers, and (7) was the most obnoxious news medium. Almost half felt that the newspaper did not keep the public well-informed about the high school and that it treated wealthy people in the news better than poor ones. (LH)
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Authoring Institution: Quill and Scroll Foundation, Iowa City, IA.