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ERIC Number: ED062343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 5
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Campus Press Performance in Coverage of Disorders.
Starck, Kenneth
Journalism Quarterly, v48 n1 p751-55 Winter 1971
A study of the performance of the nation's campus press is presented. The point is made that in terms of content, the student press has come of age. The specific question studied is: How did the campus press perform in its coverage of the campus disorders of May 1970?Content and administrator and student staff attitudes were scrutinized. A four-member panel sifted all items dealing with the May disorders and divided them into two major categories. It was found that a major proportion of the space devoted the May disorders coverage dealt with local news of campus disorders. Another result of the study was that of the 45 sources interviewed, 69% felt favorably toward the newspaper's performance in the coverage of the disorders. Nearly all of the newspapers staff responding to an open-ended questionnaire felt that the newspaper had performed very well in its coverage. One implication of the study is that campus press performed, in its failure to analyze news thoroughly, is echoing the performance of the commercial press and therefore, journalism education must be redirected. (CK)
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