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A quantitative analysis of theater criticism in four American newspapers.

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dc.contributor.advisor Darden, Bob, 1954-
dc.contributor.author Orand, Amber Werley.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Journalism. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5169
dc.description.abstract The researcher systematically sampled 144 issues of four major American newspapers from reference points over the last three decades and conducted a quantitative analysis of theater reviews to determine whether the amount of theater criticism has changed as the newspaper industry has declined. Instead of an across-the-board change over time, however, the trends were observed to vary by newspaper, while the overall quantity of theater criticism in the observed newspapers has actually increased. Yet, other aspects of the results, such as a decline in staff critics and an increase in reliance upon freelancers, indicate that theater criticism is becoming less valued in American newspaper journalism. More research is needed to suss out further quantitative and qualitative trends in journalistic theater criticism. Meanwhile, the Internet and Web logs offer viable avenues for theater criticism if it loses ground in journalism. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Dramatic criticism --- United States. en
dc.subject Washington post. en
dc.subject Los Angeles times. en
dc.subject Dallas morning news. en
dc.subject Chicago tribune. en
dc.title A quantitative analysis of theater criticism in four American newspapers. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Journalism. en


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