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ERIC Number: ED308518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Forum Page Letters in the "Straits Times" of Singapore during Relatively Free and Restricted Press Periods.
Ramaprasad, Jyotika; Ong, James
In order to identify the scope or limits of the practice of development journalism, a study examined the content of the Forum page in the "Straits Times" of Singapore during relatively free (1979-1980) and restricted (1986-1987) press periods. The study had two major objectives: (1) to study the nature of the Forum page (a readers' letter page in which the government also participates); and (2) to observe if changes corresponding to the changes in press freedom were apparent on the Forum page. Altogether, the sample located 716 letters on the Forum page, and these were classified under 21 topics. Findings indicated that the change in press climate over the two periods did not bring about any major change on the Forum page; the guided press policy of Singapore manifested itself mainly, and possibly only, in the topics addressed, at least as far as the Forum page was concerned. (Seven tables of data, and 51 references are attached.) (NH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore