By Steve Weinberg
Now celebrating its centennial, the world's first journalism college used to be based through a newsman who lacked a faculty schooling. Weinberg attracts on inner files and correspondence to discover the politics of the college from its founding to the present--the struggles over assets in addition to the consistent conflict to stability scholarly targets with specialist challenge. This account embraces school and employees individuals, scholars and alumni, supporters and detractors, because it covers all specialist sequences taught on the university. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been a trademark of the college and features a wealth of insider aspect, from a customary day on the institution through the Williams period to stories of the Missouri Mafia.
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His letter writing: I saw many of his letters and most were in the one or twoparagraph length, and truthfully he could say more in those two long paragraphs than many of us can say in a page-long epistle. ” One problem Williams could not fix—low salaries offered at lots of newspapers, advertising agencies, and public relations firms. The dean heard from alumnus Foster Hailey, who later became a foreign correspondent and editorial writer at the New York Times. The letter arrived from the newsroom of the New Orleans Item and Morning Tribune.
As a generalization, hard-hitting editorials became less common in later decades. Maurice Votaw, holder of the first master’s degree from the Missouri Journalism School (1921), returned in 1949 to teach at his alma mater. When editorial writing fit into the course offerings, Votaw often served as the combination professor/editor. Dean Frank Luther Mott allowed student-generated political endorsements to appear in the newspaper and generally expressed no hesitancy about the editorial opinions. “Then,” Votaw recalled, “the next year [Earl] English became dean and he was very hesitant about our coming out in support of anyone.
The University of Missouri Bulletin series featured Kane’s research under the title The Journalist’s Library: Books for Reference and Reading. Williams persuaded guest lecturers to visit campus, providing expertise lacking on the faculty, plus giving the students variety. Despite personal inconvenience—Columbia, Missouri, would never constitute a convenient travel destination for those residing out of state or in the state’s two large bookend cities— guest lecturers made the journey. They included Norman Hapgood of Collier’s Weekly; Walter Wellman, Washington correspondent for the Chicago Record; and Henry Schott of the Kansas City Star.
A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World's First Journalism School by Steve Weinberg