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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Journalism and Mass Communications

First Advisor

Lyle Olson


This study is a historical depiction of the Watertown Public Opinion its connection with the Way family. The newspaper has been in the Way family for four generations-spanning nearly a century. The study covers two primary topics: 1). The Way family's involvement with the newspaper and the community and 2). The newspaper's progression and survival a s one of only four independent, daily newspapers in South Dakota.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Way family
Watertown (S.D.) -- Newspapers -- History
Watertown public opinion



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