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The Resource A journalism of humanity : a candid history of the world's first journalism school, Steve Weinberg

A journalism of humanity : a candid history of the world's first journalism school, Steve Weinberg

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A journalism of humanity : a candid history of the world's first journalism school
Title
A journalism of humanity
Title remainder
a candid history of the world's first journalism school
Statement of responsibility
Steve Weinberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Founded by Walter Williams, a newsman who lacked a college education, the University of Missouri's School of Journalism is regarded as among the best in the world. Weinberg uncovers the history of the school's first 100 years, revealing the flaws as well as the virtues of the Missouri Method"--Provided by publisher
  • "It might seem unlikely that a midwestern university located far from national media centers would be home to the world{u2019}s first journalism school, but the University of Missouri holds that distinction. Now celebrating its centennial, the School of Journalism, founded by a newsman who lacked a college education, is regarded as one of the highest-rated in the world. Steve Weinberg, an alumnus and investigative reporter who returned to teach at Missouri, now covers{u2014}and uncovers{u2014}the many-faceted history of its School of Journalism, from the days of Walter Williams through the Dean Mills era. A Journalism of Humanity balances the dynamics of the university that set the school{u2019}s course with the external forces that shaped journalism and society. True to journalism, it reveals the school{u2019}s flaws as well as its virtues. Bringing his investigative expertise to bear, Weinberg tells the school{u2019}s complex story through thematic chapters. He draws on internal documents and correspondence to uncover the politics of the school from its founding to the present{u2014}the struggles over resources as well as the constant battle to balance scholarly ambitions with professional mission. In the course of his chronicle, he depicts an institution ahead of its time in professional education but often lagging in dealing with social issues such as race and gender. Weinberg{u2019}s account embraces faculty and staff members, students and alumni, supporters and detractors, as it covers all professional sequences taught at the school. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been a hallmark of the school and includes the perspectives of women, blacks, and gays, who all too often were marginalized. It also incorporates a wealth of insider detail, from a typical day at the school during the Williams era to tales of the 2Missouri Mafia.3 Key players, significant programs, legal and ethical battles{u2014}all are covered in a candid history that makes captivating reading for those associated with the school or for anyone interested in the development of journalism education. A Journalism of Humanity is a story as big as its subject that looks back on a trailblazing century and forward toward a continuing dedication to journalistic excellence."--Publishers website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Steve
Dewey number
070.4071/177829
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4791.U55
LC item number
W45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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University of Missouri--Columbia
Label
A journalism of humanity : a candid history of the world's first journalism school, Steve Weinberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Journalism education? Who needs journalism education? -- The founder : Walter Williams -- Inventing the first journalism school, out of nothing, in the middle of nowhere -- Not merely a student newspaper : the 'Missourian' and the Missouri method -- Bricks and mortar during peace and war -- Battling for hegemony as journalism education spreads -- More than print : adjusting the Missouri method for the broadcast era -- Translating the Missouri method to faraway places : from China to the Beltway -- The dilemmas of scholarship in a vocational setting : master's degrees and PhDs -- Reaching out to the profession : midcareer journalism education -- The Missouri "mafia" -- Present and future : the Dean Mills era
Control code
175286406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780826217967
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)175286406
Label
A journalism of humanity : a candid history of the world's first journalism school, Steve Weinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
Journalism education? Who needs journalism education? -- The founder : Walter Williams -- Inventing the first journalism school, out of nothing, in the middle of nowhere -- Not merely a student newspaper : the 'Missourian' and the Missouri method -- Bricks and mortar during peace and war -- Battling for hegemony as journalism education spreads -- More than print : adjusting the Missouri method for the broadcast era -- Translating the Missouri method to faraway places : from China to the Beltway -- The dilemmas of scholarship in a vocational setting : master's degrees and PhDs -- Reaching out to the profession : midcareer journalism education -- The Missouri "mafia" -- Present and future : the Dean Mills era
Control code
175286406
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780826217967
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007043025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)175286406

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