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Hard news/soft news content of the national broadcast networks, 1972-1987

Journalism Quarterly [Summer 1992]

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Copyright (c) 1992

Abstract: The amount of soft news (human interest, feature, or nonpolicy issue stories) found in major network news programs over a 16 year period (1972-1987) was investigated through a content analysis of the Vanderbuilt Television News Abstracts. Although the amount of soft news increased over the years, it remained a relatively small proportion of the news program.


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Publication Year:1992
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journalism Quarterly
Publication Info:Volume 69 Number 2
Issue:Summer 1992
Page(s):406-412
Subject: Vanderbilt Television News Archive -- Research Use
Record Number:10109
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00