Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Roy M. Robbins


An examination of the birth and growth of the Omaha World-Herald necessitates a study of two pioneer Omaha Dailies. Gilbert Monell Hitchcock, owner of the Omaha Daily World purchased the Omaha Daily Herald on July 10, 1889. Five days later the first edition of the Omaha World-Herald appeared on the city’s streets. Hitchcock has considered the two dailies into a newspaper destined to become the journalistic leader in Nebraska's largest cities.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1967 Roger J. Jacob.

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