ERIC Number: ED087016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Professionalism and Performance in Print Journalism: A Systematic Evaluation of Colorado Daily Newsmen and Newspapers.
Lattimore, Dan L.; Nayman, Oguz B.
The twofold research task of this investigation was (1) a systematic evaluation of professional orientation of Colorado newsmen; and (2) a determination of the relationship (if any) between the professional orientation of the newsmen studied and the actual performance of these newsmen's newspapers. The population for the study included all the editorial employees of the ten daily newspapers in Colorado with circulations over 10,000. The newspapers were measured for significance, accuracy, diversity, and comprehensiveness, and the newsmen were measured by a 21-item professional-orientation scale. From the results it was concluded that young journalists in the beginning of their careers have much more professional orientation than their elders in supervisory positions, and that these young journalists want a flexibility to cover the local scene which they believe is within their domain and are resentful of controls put upon them by the close supervision of the men in decision-making positions. (HOD)
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado