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ERIC Number: ED120790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 740
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The College Newspaper Press: An Analysis of Its Development Since 1968 in Four Dimensional Areas.
Evans, George Paul
This dissertation analyzes four dimensional areas of the college newspaper--scope and function, legal control, business organization, and news and editorial content--from 1968 to the beginning of the 1974-75 academic year. The methodology took the form of a necessary illumination of the literature and other secondary investigation, an evaluation of the news and editorial content in a selected number of college newspapers, and a field survey of student editors, college presidents, and faculty advisers (or their representatives). Content analysis findings suggest that college newspapers are student oriented and confine their coverage to the campus. Weeklies offer more depth reports than the dailies, most favoring on-campus events. The content differences of newspapers fall into three categories: Type one (editorially, financial and legally dependent), type two (editorially independent, financially and legally dependents), and type three (editorially, financially and legal dependent). There appears to be more press freedom now than in the sixties, and the majority of respondents liken their papers to commercial community papers and not to journals of opinion. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Syracuse University