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Corvallis and Salem, Oregon newspapers in transition

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Title Corvallis and Salem, Oregon newspapers in transition
Names Carlson, Judith Carol (creator)
Lovell, Ronald P. (advisor)
Date Issued 1977-08-12 (iso8601)
Note Graduation date: 1978
Abstract This thesis examines three newspapers in Corvallis and Salem,
Oregon: the Corvallis Gazette-Times, the Oregonstatesman (Salem)
and the Community Press (Salem). It examines the histories of the
Gazette-Times and the Oregon Statesman as family-owned papers, and their current status as properties of newspaper chains. Based
on interviews of key staff members, the thesis presents a look at
what functions these newspapers serve and how they have changed
because of trade trends and chain ownership.
Salem is a unique example of a medium-size city with established morning and afternoon daily papers, owned by the same
company, which faced recent competition from a weekly "shopper."
Included in the thesis is the reaction of the daily papers to the coming
of the weekly and finally, comments from selected community
leaders of Salem.
The thesis concludes with an overview of chain-owned
newspapers nationwide, and discusses some of the long-term
implications of increasing chain ownership.
Genre Thesis/Dissertation
Topic American newspapers -- Oregon

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