A Creed for My Profession

Author: Ronald T. Farrar
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826260413
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This superb biography provides for the first time a candid look at the remarkable life of Walter Williams, the man who founded the world's first school of journalism and perhaps contributed more toward the promotion of professional journalism than any other person of his time. Williams, the youngest of six children, was born in Boonville, Missouri, in 1864. Never an athletic child, he always had a love of books and of learning; yet, he scarcely had a high school education. He began his journalistic career as a printer's devil at seventy cents per week and eventually became editor and part- owner of a weekly in Columbia, Missouri. During his time as an editor, Williams became convinced that journalism would never reach its potential until its practitioners had the opportunity for university training in their field. After years of crusading, he established the first journalism school, on the University of Missouri campus. Later, he was chosen president of the University of Missouri, which he led with distinction during the Great Depression. Williams was an unwavering advocate of high professional standards. His Journalist's Creed became one of the most widely circulated codes of professional ethics. Williams inspired the confidence of his fellow journalists, and he carried his message to nearly every country in which newspapers were published. Not only did he invent journalism education, he also created global organizations of journalists and spread the gospel of professionalism throughout the world. His death, in 1935, was mourned throughout the United States, and editorial tributes came from around the world. As one British editor succinctly put it, "Williams was not born to greatness. Neither was it thrust upon him. Literally, he achieved greatness."

A Journalism of Humanity

Author: Steve Weinberg
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826266460
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Education

"Founded by Walter Williams, a newsman who lacked a college education, the University of Missouri's School of Journalism is regarded as among the best in the world. Weinberg uncovers the history of the school's first 100 years, revealing the flaws as well as the virtues of the Missouri Method"--Provided by publisher.

Making Journalists

Author: Hugo de Burgh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134377558
Release Date: 2006-03-13
Genre: Social Science

At a time when the media’s relation to power is at the forefront of political discussion, this book considers how journalists can affect public discourse on politics, economy and society at large. From well-known and respected authors providing all new material, Making Journalists considers journalism education, training, practice and professionalism across a wide range of countries, including Saudi Arabia, Africa, India, USA and the UK. The book offers insights into: what journalism is how education makes the journalist and, therefore, the news models of journalism taught and practised across the globe the ethical implications of the process. When news reporting can lead to decisions on whether or not to got to war, everything can be affected by journalists and their mediation of the world. This text brings these present issues together in one invaluable resource for all students of journalism, politics and media studies.

America history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065458484
Release Date: 2001
Genre: United States

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher:
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 1998
Genre: American literature


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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015049090585
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

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