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By Steve Weinberg

Now celebrating its centennial, the world's first journalism university used to be based via a newsman who lacked a faculty schooling. Weinberg attracts on inner records 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 project. This account embraces college and employees individuals, scholars and alumni, supporters and detractors, because it covers all specialist sequences taught on the institution. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been a trademark of the college and includes a wealth of insider aspect, from a standard day on the college through the Williams period to stories of the Missouri Mafia.

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He conceived the course called History and Principles of Journalism (shortened to “H and P” by just about everybody), which became a legend, for better and for worse. ” Williams believed the class would set the tone for the entire student body, representing to them and the outside world what the school stood for. Sounding a theme in lecture after lecture to his students, Williams said, “Other professions deal with phases of life. The law thrives upon the quarrels of men. When peace comes there will be no need for lawyers.

Then,” Votaw recalled, “the next year [Earl] English became dean and he was very hesitant about our coming out in support of anyone. He thought it wasn’t right for the paper, even though once the material goes to the press room, the university has nothing more to do with the Missourian. . ” Not Merely a Student Newspaper 37 In 1971, Roy Fisher succeeded English as dean. Fisher had served as the managing editor of the Chicago Daily News. “He was accustomed to taking sides in every campaign,” Votaw noted.

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. Brown. ” Special efforts by the dean on behalf of students came to seem normal.

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