By Steve Weinberg
Now celebrating its centennial, the world's first journalism tuition used to be based through a newsman who lacked a school 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 pursuits with expert venture. This account embraces school and employees individuals, 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 features a wealth of insider element, from a standard day on the tuition through the Williams period to stories of the Missouri Mafia.
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After they returned, they printed three hundred copies of a seventy-seven-page booklet titled From Missouri to the Isle of Mull. It is not about journalism education except for three pages devoted to an Institute of Journalists meeting in Plymouth, where Williams spoke to many of the three thousand members about professional training. Despite the brevity of the visit, Williams felt comfortable including social commentary in the booklet, an indication of the seriousness and passion he carried everywhere.
Was very small; also, it met in a very small room in old Switzler Hall. There was something about the intimacy of our relationship as teacher and students in that class which made his discussions more impressive. He talked about the policies and services of the great La Prensa of Buenos Aires and the influence of the Times of London. He mentioned many great editors and newspapers— many of the editors being those of the past, though he did not overlook the great journalists of the present. ” As the editorial writing professor, Williams became involved in local issues but reputedly refused to use his influence to bend coverage in any direction.
He had long beautiful fingers, very white, too, and probably the most expressive hands I have ever seen. He almost talked with those white fingers when he moved his hands in that quiet, beautiful manner of his. 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.