Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 143-147
Content Analysis of Daily Newspapers in the Eighth and Ninth Governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Terms of Books and Reading
Batool Rahmani, Department of Library and Information Science, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran
Fatemeh Noushin Fard, Department of Library and Information Science, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran
Received: Aug. 4, 2014;       Accepted: Aug. 14, 2014;       Published: Oct. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20140206.12      View  2788      Downloads  118
Abstract
The research purpose is to investigate the publication of articles, reports, and reviews related to the introduction of books, libraries and reading culture in the daily newspapers (i.e. Information, Iran, Islamic Republic and the Citizen) in the eighth and ninth Governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran in terms of books and reading between 2001and 2009. Newspapers are regarded as one of the most traditional scheduled publications containing news of current events, informative articles and diverse features which are employed as tools to foster public awareness and enhance common knowledge, offering an accurate reflection of social policies, general opinions and widespread interests. Therefore, the authors wanted to investigate whether or not the role of book and reading has been emphasized as major cultural asset along with other important social factors. Results of the data analysis revealed that cultural activities related to the articles and reviews exhibited statistical difference in the eighth and ninth Governments; however, cultural activities related to the introductions and reports in the eighth and ninth governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran didn’t indicate any significant difference. Iran Newspaper with cultural activity (98/54) has surpassed other newspapers in the eighth and ninth governments. Moreover, cultural activities during the Book Week and at the Annual Book Exhibition (November and May) reached significantly higher level compared to other months.
Keywords
Book Reading Culture, Libraries, Daily Newspapers, the Eighth and Ninth Governments
To cite this article
Batool Rahmani, Fatemeh Noushin Fard, Content Analysis of Daily Newspapers in the Eighth and Ninth Governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Terms of Books and Reading, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 143-147. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20140206.12
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