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A Content Analysis of the “Peyman Yazd” and “Besharat Nou” Newspapers in the First Three Months of 2012

Mahmoudreza Mortazavi, Javad Azarnegar, Masoud Hadjizadeh Meimandi


The present study has been conducted with the aim of analyzing the contents of two newspapers of Peyman and Besharat Nou. The method used in this study is of content analysis type. The research population includes all the Circulation published of these two newspapers in the first 6 months of the year of 2012. There are 79 news from Peyman Yazd newspaper and 166 news from Besharat Nou newspaper. The research data were collected by using Reverse questionnaire which has been prepared based on Categorization and were analyzed by using SPSS software version 16. The results indicated that the most important source of news for both of the newspapers is News Agencies. Besharat Nou newspaper has published more criticizing news than Peyman-e Yazd newspaper. Using pictures beside news in Peyman-e Yazd newspaper is significantly more than in Besharat Nou newspaper. In terms of writing style, type of news title and news source, there is no significant difference between these two newspapers and the news topics in both the newspapers are somehow similar, which are mainly social and economic news. In Peyman newspaper, Government officials are in most of the headlines.


Key words: content analysis, Besharat Nou, Peyman Yazd, Newspaper, Yazd, local Newspaper

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