By Ronald T. Farrar
This marvelous biography offers for the 1st time a candid examine the striking 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 youngsters, 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 begun his journalistic occupation as a printer's satan at seventy cents every 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 turned confident that journalism may by no means succeed in its strength till its practitioners had the chance for college education of their box. After years of crusading, he demonstrated the 1st journalism college, at the college of Missouri campus. Later, he used to be selected president of the college of Missouri, which he led with contrast in the course of the nice Depression.
Williams was once an unwavering suggest of excessive specialist criteria. His Journalist's Creed grew to become probably the most extensively circulated codes ethics. Williams encouraged the boldness of his fellow newshounds, and he carried his message to just about each kingdom during which newspapers have been released. not just did he invent journalism schooling, he additionally created international businesses of newshounds and unfold the gospel of professionalism through the international. His loss of life, in 1935, was once mourned during the usa, and editorial tributes got here from world wide. As one British editor succinctly positioned it, "Williams used to be now not 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