Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
David M. Cheshier - Chair
The intention of this project is to provide broad based and practical advice for American community newspapers. Print editions of papers have experienced stagnation and decline over the past several decades and today face an increasingly complex media environment, and as a result there is the potential for them to be rendered obsolete. Competition with technology based media, or technomedia, is the primary catalyst for this decline. Through a combination of background research and interviews with industry professionals, this project will attempt to develop tools for print newspapers to remain relevant and even profitable in the American media landscape of the 21st Century.
Wilson, Stephen Michael, "Preserving the American Community Newspaper in an Age of New Media Convergence and Competition" (2005). Communication Theses. Paper 2.