By Steve Weinberg
Now celebrating its centennial, the world's first journalism college was once based by means of a newsman who lacked a school schooling. Weinberg attracts on inner records and correspondence to discover the politics of the varsity from its founding to the present--the struggles over assets in addition to the consistent conflict to stability scholarly objectives with expert venture. This account embraces school and employees participants, scholars and alumni, supporters and detractors, because it covers all expert sequences taught on the college. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been a trademark of the college and encompasses a wealth of insider element, from a standard day on the college in the course of the Williams period to stories of the Missouri Mafia.
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He never opposed creation of the Journalism School per se. In fact, he assisted the Missouri Press Association campaign. During 1908, though, Watson grasped the adverse financial implications for his enterprise: “The Missourian has a liberal advertising patronage, and is in the field for such business as generally comes to a newspaper. It is submitted that this is competition. The state pays for the paper, for printing, and employs the publishers. ” Other Missouri publishers agreed with Watson; broadsides appeared in the St.
The name of Walter Williams carried weight with lots of employers. Everett C. Norlander attended the Missouri Journalism School but never finished. He traveled to Chicago, seeking a job at City News Bureau, but received a rejection from manager Walter B. Brown. “As I was leaving I remarked that I had just left the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the hope of breaking into the newspaper business in Chicago,” Norlander recalled. “From then on it was a different story. ‘Sit down,’ said Mr.
For once, Williams was not all that prescient. Four Not Merely a Student Newspaper The Missourian and the Missouri Method The Missourian has always stood out in discussions of the Journalism School, even one hundred years after its founding and after the school added the dominant television station in the market, a well-regarded radio station, magazines, and Web sites. The newspaper’s name changed a few times in the early going, but otherwise the enterprise differs little from Walter Williams’s creation.
A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World's First Journalism School by Steve Weinberg