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Analysis of Articles about Children in Home Columns of Newspapers

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This report is a continued study about newspaper opinion. The articles about children in newspaper domestic column are collected and classified. My proposing problems and the procedure of using newspapers are same as last report, so I do not comment here again. The used newspaper articles are during three years from 1990 to 1992. I have utilized three kinds of newspapers named Asahi, Yomiuri and Mainichi. My object of collecting articles is about children from baby age to student. I analyzed these articles from quantity and contents standpoint and compared with three kinds of newspaper about appearing daily articles or serial items occuping from 70 to 80 percents of whole collected ones. These articles and items from three newspapers are 1896 in 1990, 2009 in 1991 and 1668 in 1992, totally 5573. Yomiuri has biggest items. Readers' colum appear so much in Asahi and Yomiuri, and education sphere is tipical on Mainichi according to classification of each daily article and serial item. From the contents standpoint, social problems reflecting public opinion appear to domestic column, arguments from symposium and lectures are up to date, and reports about survey or results from opinionnaire are written. These newspaper technique looks to stimulate reader's interest.

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