Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with John R. Stone


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stone was the editor of the Pope County Tribune. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Pope County Tribune. Coverage of the powerline controversy. Getting information on issues from the cooperatives and the utilities. Effect of reporting on opposition effort. Quality of overall reporting on issue. Determining newsworthy events. Covering confrontations. Sheriff's responsibility in confrontations. Relationship of lawsuit and protesting. Public relations. County attorney's resignation. Tripp campaign. Reporting of damage by cooperatives and cost discrepancies. Difficulty of job as editor in reporting controversy. Impact on people in area. Reasons for controversy. Opposition groups.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Stone, John R.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/21/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.37
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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