News about News

@article{Sumpter2001NewsAN,
  title={News about News},
  author={R. S. Sumpter},
  journal={Journalism History},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={64 - 72}
}
  • R. S. Sumpter
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journalism History
  • This article examines the history of the first quantitative content analysis of a newspaper. John Gilmer Speed, a former New York World editor, used this research method to compare the content of four New York dailies published in 1881 and in 1893. He concluded that “new journalism” had injected high levels of gossip and scandal into newspapers during the twelve-year interval. The new material adversely affected readers in two ways, he believed: It displaced useful news that readers needed to… CONTINUE READING
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