Edward Dugan discusses the history of the journalism building and department at the University of Montana, Missoula. He describes the importance of advertising in newspapers, the source and process of change within news media, and notable students and colleagues that have graduated from the journalism program. Dugan discusses the Missoula Mirror in connection with the Montana Kaimin. He describes why he believes Missoula, Montana, is a fitting city for news media reporting and outlets. He also recalls the challenges of teaching journalism, the history of the Montana Kaimin, and how tit was able to continue circulation during the Great Depression.
Also present for this interview is University of Montana Professor Robert C. McGiffert.
Journalism; News media; Advertising; Journalism students; Journalism at the University of Montana, Missoula; Montana Kaimin; Missoula Mirror; University of Montana, Missoula publications; Newspaper circulation; Montana Kaimin history; Great Depression, 1929-1939
University of Montana History Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
OH 255-001, 002
2 audio cassettes (2:00:00) analog + 1 transcript (25 p.: 28 cm.)
Dugan, Edward B., "Edward B. Dugan Interview, February 21, 1991" (1991). University of Montana History Oral History Collection. 6.