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The Resource A creed for my profession : Walter Williams, journalist to the world, Ronald T. Farrar

A creed for my profession : Walter Williams, journalist to the world, Ronald T. Farrar

Label
A creed for my profession : Walter Williams, journalist to the world
Title
A creed for my profession
Title remainder
Walter Williams, journalist to the world
Statement of responsibility
Ronald T. Farrar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This superb biography provides for the first time a candid look at the remarkable life of Walter Williams, the man who founded the world's first school of journalism and perhaps contributed more toward the promotion of professional journalism than any other person of his time. Williams, the youngest of six children, was born in Boonville, Missouri, in 1864. Never an athletic child, he always had a love of books and of learning; yet, he scarcely had a high school education. He began his journalistic career as a printer's devil at seventy cents per week and eventually became editor and part- owner of a weekly in Columbia, Missouri. During his time as an editor, Williams became convinced that journalism would never reach its potential until its practitioners had the opportunity for university training in their field. After years of crusading, he established the first journalism school, on the University of Missouri campus. Later, he was chosen president of the University of Missouri, which he led with distinction during the Great Depression. Williams was an unwavering advocate of high professional standards. His Journalist's Creed became one of the most widely circulated codes of professional ethics. Williams inspired the confidence of his fellow journalists, and he carried his message to nearly every country in which newspapers were published. Not only did he invent journalism education, he also created global organizations of journalists and spread the gospel of professionalism throughout the world. His death, in 1935, was mourned throughout the United States, and editorial tributes came from around the world. As one British editor succinctly put it, "Williams was not born to greatness. Neither was it thrust upon him. Literally, he achieved greatness.""--Publishers website
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Farrar, Ronald T
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.W634
LC item number
F67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri biography series
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  • College presidents
  • Journalists
  • Historians
  • Williams, Walter
  • Missouri
Label
A creed for my profession : Walter Williams, journalist to the world, Ronald T. Farrar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boonville -- Young Walter -- A toe in the door -- Transitions -- The most popular man in Columbia -- A door opens, then closes -- Breakthrough -- "We must begin" -- For worse--and for betterment -- Losses--and a gain -- Sara -- "I believe in the profession..." -- Depression -- "As much as any man"
Control code
39727688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780826211880
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98039815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A creed for my profession : Walter Williams, journalist to the world, Ronald T. Farrar
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Boonville -- Young Walter -- A toe in the door -- Transitions -- The most popular man in Columbia -- A door opens, then closes -- Breakthrough -- "We must begin" -- For worse--and for betterment -- Losses--and a gain -- Sara -- "I believe in the profession..." -- Depression -- "As much as any man"
Control code
39727688
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780826211880
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98039815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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