German student seeks U.S. newspaper to help with his thesis

Letter to Romenesko

From GERHARD SCHNEIBEL: I’m a master’s student at the Deutsche Welle in Germany (and an avid reader of your blog) and am writing my thesis about newspaper coverage of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections in the U.S.
I’m planning to do a content analysis of newspapers on specific dates along the way and then interview an editor or reporter at the newspaper. For that purpose I’m trying to find a solid local/regional daily which would be willing to send me proofs of their newspaper from a total of 18 days and grant an interview.

I was wondering if offhand you might know of a paper which would likely be willing to participate in this research project?

I told Gerhard I’d post his letter. Drop him a line if you’re interested in helping him.