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ERIC Number: ED257091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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The Editor and Publisher as Public Official: The Ultimate Conflict of Interest.
Sneed, Don
A fifteen-item Likert scale and indepth personal interviews were used to collect data in a study that examined whether five individuals who held both the role of editor and public official were perceived as able to perform in a socially responsible manner as editors of their community newspapers in their estimation and in the estimation of a purposive sample of their readers. The 80 subjects included the five community newspaper editors and fifteen people from each community. They represented a cross-section of readers: professionals, blue-collar workers, advertisers, news media representatives, and political opponents. Results indicated that the editors in each of the five communities perceived themselves as high in social responsibility; moreover, each editor rated himself higher in five social role categories than the readers rated him. This finding was expected since each editor admitted in interviews that the potential for role conflict existed and that each took steps to minimize role conflict.(HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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