By Ronald T. Farrar
This marvelous biography presents for the 1st time a candid examine the impressive lifetime of Walter Williams, the fellow who based the world's first college of journalism and maybe contributed extra towards the merchandising journalism than the other individual of his time.
Williams, the youngest of six teenagers, was once born in Boonville, Missouri, in 1864. by no means an athletic baby, he regularly had a love of books and of studying; but, he scarcely had a highschool schooling. He all started his journalistic profession as a printer's satan at seventy cents a week and at last turned editor and half- proprietor of a weekly in Columbia, Missouri. in the course of his time as an editor, Williams grew to become confident that journalism could by no means achieve its power till its practitioners had the chance for collage education of their box. After years of crusading, he tested the 1st journalism tuition, at the college of Missouri campus. Later, he used to be selected president of the college of Missouri, which he led with contrast throughout the nice Depression.
Williams used to be an unwavering recommend of excessive specialist criteria. His Journalist's Creed turned the most largely circulated codes ethics. Williams encouraged the arrogance of his fellow reporters, and he carried his message to almost each nation within which newspapers have been released. not just did he invent journalism schooling, he additionally created worldwide agencies of reporters and unfold the gospel of professionalism during the international. His demise, in 1935, was once mourned through the usa, and editorial tributes got here from around the globe. As one British editor succinctly placed it, "Williams used to be no longer born to greatness. Neither used to be it thrust upon him. actually, he accomplished greatness."
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A Creed for My Profession: Walter Williams, Journalist to the World (Missouri Biography Series) by Ronald T. Farrar