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By Ronald T. Farrar

This really good biography offers for the 1st time a candid examine the awesome lifetime of Walter Williams, the fellow who based the world's first college of journalism and maybe contributed extra towards the advertising 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 consistently had a love of books and of studying; but, he scarcely had a highschool schooling. He all started his journalistic profession as a printer's satan at seventy cents a week and finally 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 could by no means achieve its capability until eventually its practitioners had the chance for college education of their box. After years of crusading, he proven the 1st journalism institution, at the collage of Missouri campus. Later, he used to be selected president of the collage of Missouri, which he led with contrast through the nice Depression.

Williams used to be an unwavering suggest of excessive specialist criteria. His Journalist's Creed grew to become probably the most extensively circulated codes ethics. Williams encouraged the arrogance of his fellow newshounds, and he carried his message to just about each kingdom within which newspapers have been released. not just did he invent journalism schooling, he additionally created international agencies of reporters and unfold the gospel of professionalism in the course of the global. His loss of life, in 1935, was once mourned in the course of the usa, and editorial tributes got here from around the globe. As one British editor succinctly placed it, "Williams used to be now not born to greatness. Neither was once it thrust upon him. actually, he accomplished greatness."

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