The significance given to education on the editorial pages of leading Winnipeg newspapers, 1936-1950
McFarland, William Alfred Lorne
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This study attempted to survey and analyze the editorial comment on educational matters appearing on the editorial pages of the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune from 1936 to 1950. The investigation had a two-fold purpose; first, to show the extent to which educational topics had commanded space on the editorial pages; and, secondly, to determine what trends in editorial thought on education appeared to be dominant both in editorial writings themselves and through the policy practiced in selecting educational items for publication on the editorial page. The material which formed the basis for this study was obtained by a careful examination of the editorial pages of both the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune. Since the period surveyed covered fifteen full years from January 1, 1936 to December 31, 1950, the number of items used provided an adequate sample for the purposes of the study. In all, 9,356 editorial pages were examined and a total of 3,248 educational items were summarized and recorded...