Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)
School of Education
Jeffrey T. Bitzer
Joseph A. Borrell
Gibbs Y. Kanyongo
College public relations, College student newspapers, Independence of college student newspapers, Presidential leadership style
This study provides a literature review of presidential leadership styles, how college presidents communicate with constituencies, shared student governance and independence of student newspapers. The study involved two surveys: one to Pennsylvania college public relations directors and a second to Pennsylvania college student editors. The combined survey results examined whether presidential leadership style affected interactions with faculty, administration and student newspapers. The study concluded that the type of presidential leadership style did not correlate with interactions with student newspapers or the paper's coverage of the president, that there was no correlation between the independence of newspapers and its treatment of the president and that an institution's religious or secular structure had no influence on the president's interactions with the student newspaper.
Kelley, R. (2012). Decision Making at College Student Newspapers (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/737