A study of the editorial policy of the Omaha Bee-news and the Omaha World-Herald with regard to social problems
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
The term “policy” used in the title of this study is authoritatively defined as “ a settled or definite course or method adopted and followed by a government, institution, body, or individual.” The term “editorial policy” is a limitation of the general term to the “definite course or method adopted and followed” by newspapers in their editorials. The editorials of a newspaper attempt to interpret and to explain the news, or to make the news the basis of argument upon issues growing out of questions of the day. The term “editorial policy” has been defined as “the attitude taken by a newspaper’s position on given issues.” A study of the editorial policy of the Omaha Bee-News and the Omaha World-Herald, therefore, means an attempt to discover the attitude or position expressed in those discussions in which the two newspapers attempt to interpret and the explain the news, or make the news the basis of argument on social issues growing out of questions of the day.
Jones, Ira O., "A study of the editorial policy of the Omaha Bee-news and the Omaha World-Herald with regard to social problems" (1937). Student Work. 3142.
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Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Sociology of the Municipal University of Omaha. Copyright 1937 Ira O. Jones.