Annual Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee
American Journalism Historians Association fax (847) 332-1088
May 6, 2002
Prof. Marc Edge
School of Communications Studies
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
On behalf of the American Journalism Historians Association, it is my
distinctly pleasant duty to write to inform you that your
excellent dissertation, "Pacific Press: Vancouverís Newspaper Monopoly, 1957-1991," has been judged to be the First-Place
Winner of the 2002 AJHA Doctoral Dissertation Prize.
In particular, the prize jury noted the originality of your argument,
the thoroughness of your research, and the clarity of your writing.
Moreover, the Award Committee firmly believes that it is the exceptional quality of scholarship such as yours which clearly
advances the art of journalism and mass communication history.
We will also be notifying Prof. Pat Washburn, your dissertation director,
who no doubt will want to join us in our heartiest
We look forward to you joining us at the AJHA annual meeting in Nashville,
TN on October 3-5, 2002 for both the awarding
ceremony and a public panel presentation of your work. And with your permission, the Award Committee would, for historical
archival purposes, like to retain the materials you were kind enough to submit.
Please accept our best wishes for continued distinction in your scholarly
Associate Professor of Journalism
Chair, AJHA Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee