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ERIC Number: ED191031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role and Practices of the College Student Publications Adviser and the Development of Guidelines for Professional Standards.
Kopenhaver, Lillian Lodge
Approximately 300 members of the National Council of College Publications Advisers responded to questionnaires in a study that (1) investigated press law and the ethics of advising as they relate to student publications, and (2) developed a profile of the college student publications adviser. In addition to obtaining demographic information, the questionnaires asked respondents if they felt advisers should read copy prior to its publication, if they themselves read such copy, and how they viewed their role as related to the legal definitions of censorship. The findings revealed that the average publications adviser was a 41-year-old male who had a master's degree and had taken more than nine courses in journalism. He worked at a four-year public college with an enrollment of more than 5,000 and advised a weekly student newspaper. He had 9.5 years of advising experience and five to six years of professional journalism experience. He taught journalism, was not the only adviser on his campus, and did not have a written job description. He was not required to read copy prior to its publication. The findings also revealed that 45.7% of the respondents felt that copy should be read before its publication and that 50.2% actually did read such copy, suggesting that student publications nationwide are subject to prior restraint. (FL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: D.Ed. Thesis, Nova University