Date of Award

Fall 1970

Document Type




First Advisor



The following research paper is the result of many hours of research into the events of September and early October 1957, the height of the Little Rock School Integration Crisis, as recorded by the nations' press.

This paper is concerned, in particular, with the treatment in the news reporting and editorial comment which Governor Orval E. Faubus received during this period from five publications, three newspapers and two news magazines. These publications are: The New York Times, The Arkansas Gazette, The Arkansas Democrat, Time, and Newsweek magazines.

The objective of this paper is to determine to what extent, if any Faubus was wrongly or unfairly represented to the readers of these publications.



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