Read e-book online A Creed for My Profession: Walter Williams, Journalist to PDF

By Ronald T. Farrar

ISBN-10: 0826211887

ISBN-13: 9780826211880

This awesome biography offers for the 1st time a candid examine the notable lifetime of Walter Williams, the fellow who based the world's first university of journalism and maybe contributed extra towards the promoting journalism than the other individual of his time.

Williams, the youngest of six little ones, used to be born in Boonville, Missouri, in 1864. by no means an athletic baby, he continually had a love of books and of studying; but, he scarcely had a highschool schooling. He begun his journalistic profession as a printer's satan at seventy cents every week and at last grew to become 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 until eventually its practitioners had the chance for collage education of their box. After years of crusading, he demonstrated the 1st journalism college, at the collage 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 was once an unwavering recommend of excessive expert criteria. His Journalist's Creed turned the most broadly circulated codes ethics. Williams encouraged the boldness of his fellow reporters, and he carried his message to almost each nation during which newspapers have been released. not just did he invent journalism schooling, he additionally created worldwide firms of reporters and unfold the gospel of professionalism during the global. His demise, in 1935, was once mourned during the usa, and editorial tributes got here from worldwide. As one British editor succinctly positioned it, "Williams used to be now not born to greatness. Neither was once it thrust upon him. actually, he completed greatness."

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