Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)




This thesis aims to analyze the news content of some of the member papers of the Catholic School Press associa­tion, in order to determine the proportion of space devoted to certain social topics, both in news columns and editorial during the first six months of the school year 1936-1937.

Also it is desired to determine, wherever possible the stimulus and source of writing. This period of time was sel­ected because the publications were issued previously or im­mediately after the Catholic Press Educational congress held in Milwaukee on February 20 and 21,1937. T

he news space devoted to the social topics is contrasted with the amount of space devoted to humor columns and campus gossip columns. The editorial space on these subjects is com­ pared with the total amount of editorial space.

Editorials on the general principles of philosophy and religion are not considered, but only those editorials and news stories on subjects which naturally result from the application of philosophical and religious principles to timely problems. Editorials on education are excluded because it is assumed that the school press by its very nature and origin, will concern itself with education. The purpose is to dis­ cover to what extent the writers and editors of these Cath­olic school publications are concerned with certain timely problems and the stimulus and source of their ideas.


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the College of Journalism Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for Degrees of .Bachelor of Arts And Bachelor of Philosophy, Respectively.