Date of Award

Summer 1961

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Degree Name

Master of Science




The school newspaper dates back over one hundred years, and it is now regarded as one of the most important activities of the modern high school.

The purpose of this study is (1) to present a brief history of journalism in the United States and in Virginia, (2) to acquaint the reader with various publications associations and the seryices they render, and (3) to present the status of high school news­ papers in the Virginia public high schools in 1961.

The writer will, in no way, attempt to discuss the technical aspects of the actual publication of a paper, but will concentrate instead upon trying to show the status of the newspaper in the various high schools of the state. The major point of emphasis will be to show the role of the adviser. Also to be discussed are the financial problems of the papers, the teaching of journalism as a regular class, and the relationship of state papers with the national publications associations

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