Management Commitment & the Small Daily

  title={Management Commitment \& the Small Daily},
  author={Thomas B. Connery},
  journal={Newspaper Research Journal},
  pages={59 - 76}
What contributes to excellence at smaller daily newspapers? A small-scale survey of practitioners and professionals identifies some of the best small dailies in the country, and examination of four of those papers yields a preliminary yardstick for evaluation of editorial excellence. 


The geographic regions, their response rates and papers mentioned at least twice are: Region 1 -Northeast Maine
    Media Research Institute, 1983)
    • Although I have not perfonned an exhaustive review of the literature, it seems that much of the research that includes small dailies deals with topics of current interest: consolidation, competition and circulation are a few common examples. An interesting assessment of newspapers of all sizes in a
    • 1973
    Russial, "Correlates of Daily Newspaper Performance in New England" Journalism
    • 1978
    Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News and Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian; Region 8 -Southwest
      45 percent), four p^jers mentioned: Anniston (Ala.) Star. Jackson (Tenn.) Sun. Natchez (Miss.) Democrat
      • responses (50 percent), six papers mentioned-Alton (111.) Telegraph. Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, 111.)