MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE OF COLLEGE PRESS CENSORSHIP: A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF ADMINISTRATIVE PRESSURES ON COLLEGE NEWSPAPERS Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Trego, Lindsie
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Mass Communication Graduate Program
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  • This thesis examines the issue of administrative censorship of college newspapers from an interdisciplinary, socio-legal perspective. Using quantitative survey research methods, this thesis first maps the current scope and characteristics of newspaper censorship and compliance therewith at public colleges in the United States. It concludes that while a majority of college newspapers experience at least one instance of administrative censorship each year, few newspapers experience administrative censorship as a chronic, ongoing problem. This thesis also indicates that no single personal, organizational, or institutional characteristic appears to have major and wide-spread effect on prevalence of censorship or compliance therewith. After using survey research to provide a current landscape of college press censorship, this thesis concludes by using the survey data to explore how advocacy efforts within the law and policy fields might best react to censorship currently faced by the college press.
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  • Ekstrand, Victoria
  • Hoefges, R. Michael
  • Creeley, Will
  • Riffe, Daniel
  • Papandrea, Mary-Rose
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018
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