"The Daily Examiner: Strategic Initiative 2013," a case study written by Fort Hays State University's Dr. Carrol Haggard, associate professor of communication studies, and co-author Dr. Patricia LaPoint of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, was recently published in the December 2009 issue of The Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies.
The study examines the current state of the newspaper and print industries as they expand into online publishing. The study focuses on the problems newspaper industries are undergoing due to technology increase and print decrease and how the problems are being addressed. Dr. Haggard plans to use this case study in his small group communications class at FHSU as an assignment intended to research problem solving methods.
The case was the recipient of the Distinguished Research Award at the October 2008 Allied Academies Convention.