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The study, "A
Content Analysis of The Catalyst's News Stories From 1986 to 2010", seeks to find out how The Catalyst, the official student publication of Polytechnic University of the Philippines selected and treated the news articles they have published from 1986 to 2010.
The researchers wanted to classify the news issues which The Catalyst gave emphasis on into categories: Political, Financial/Economic, Peace and Order, Social, Rebellion, Religious, Sports/Entertainment, Miscellaneous and Politics within University. The researchers also sorted The Catalyst's news articles in terms of the following: Scope/Origin, Chronology/Sequence, Structure and Content. Lastly, the researchers intended to determine the treatment and the tone of the news articles.
The researchers used convenience sampling method. The researchers have content analyzed 84 existing issues from the year 1986 up to 2010. The researchers categorized 586 news articles from the said issues into categories based on the criteria following the three major variables in content analysis by Elena Pernia (2004).
Based on the observations and results of the content analysis, it was determined that The Catalyst's style changed from the orthodox style in 1986 to different forms of layout in the later years. Moreover, The Catalyst transitioned from using blue ink to mainly using black ink and later on red ink.
Moreover, the scope of The Catalyst's news was mostly local. The student publication usually covered events within the university. Most of the student publication's news stories were straight news. The news articles were mostly treated as neutral, meaning the news were written merely as statement of events in the simplest and most objective way. The researchers concluded that The Catalyst has performed its duty as the official student publication of PUP through disseminating information that would be of concern to the students and the university.