Date of Award

Summer 8-1985

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Speech Communication

Committee Chair

Gene Wiggins

Committee Member 2

Birthney Ardoin

Committee Member 3

Clyde Ginn

Committee Member 4

Dennis Jones

Committee Member 5

Arthur Kaul


This dissertation did not include an Abstract.

This dissertation is a study of the history of the Hattiesburg American , a local newspaper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is also a study of the development of local newspapers in the United States.