Emerson, Pamela Marie. “A Newspaper Held Hostage: A Case Study of Terrorism and the Media.” Honors essay. Chapel Hill: School of Journalism, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989. 71 p. [UNC-WL]
Concludes that Hatcher and Jacobs committed an act of terrorism. Hatcher used the media. Instead of giving him a soapbox, journalists should have delved more deeply into conditions in the county. Opinions vary on whether the incident caused reform.