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ERIC Number: ED079759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 18
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Variations by Audience Social Class in Newspaper Content Relating to Development for Newspapers in New Delhi, India.
Kent, Kurt
Based on the assumption that newspapers mirror the conceptions of economic development among major groups in society and that analysis of their content may aid in the clarification of group viewpoints, two dimensions along which groups might differ with respect to their conceptions of economic development issues were postulated: the need for survival by members of the groups, and the modal cognitive structures and processes of members of the groups. Coverage by slum papers and coverage by elite papers in Greater Delhi, India, were then compared. Findings indicated that slum newspapers gave more attention to immediate relief for the extremely destitute, to economic questions affecting their survival, to a topic officially designated as urgent to their continued survival (family planning), and to small, local projects and concerns. The elite newspapers, on the other hand, gave more attention to preservation of existing institutions and to cosmopolitan issues and concerns. (Author/HOD)
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Identifiers - Location: India