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ERIC Number: ED309436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 33
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Recent Trends in Adversarial Attitudes among American Newspaper Journalists: A Cohort Analysis.
Zhu, Jian-Hua
A study explored the question of whether there is an adversary press, by examining the recent trends in adversarial attitudes among newspaper journalists in the United States. Using a differentiation model for delineating the nature and boundaries of American adversarial journalism, the study re-analyzed the data from two national surveys. The first (by Weaver and Wilhoit) involved telephone interviews of 1,001 print and broad-cast journalists. The other (by Stinnett et al.) involved questionnaires mailed to 1,211 journalists at U.S. daily newspapers. Results of the re-analysis revealed: (1) that while young and old journalists take a moderate position on the usefulness of an adversary press, the middle-aged cohort has increased adversarial sentiment over the last 5 years; and (2) that these intra-cohort trends may be explained by three factors: age, cohort, and period. (Five figures, nine tables of data, and 20 notes are included.) (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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