By Steve Weinberg
Now celebrating its centennial, the world's first journalism tuition was once based through a newsman who lacked a faculty schooling. Weinberg attracts on inner files and correspondence to discover the politics of the varsity from its founding to the present--the struggles over assets in addition to the consistent conflict to stability scholarly targets with specialist challenge. This account embraces college and employees individuals, scholars and alumni, supporters and detractors, because it covers all specialist sequences taught on the tuition. It captures the freewheeling debate that has been a trademark of the college and includes a wealth of insider aspect, from a customary day on the university through the Williams period to stories of the Missouri Mafia.
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But he knew he must succeed. His plan required him to take the lead in organizing the University Missourian Association, incorporated in Boone County—essentially a brilliantly conceived legal dodge. The creation of a separate association would avoid direct financial and administrative linkages to the university. The nine-member board of directors would be elected annually by journalism students. That student board would appoint the newspaper’s managing editor and the advertising manager. ” A local lawyer filed the incorporation documents at the Boone County courthouse during July 1909.
Some students found Martin irritating in his mannerisms and plodding in his classroom presentations. His dry humor confused some of them, as when he introduced guest speakers by ostensibly making light of their accomplishments, or when he said with a straight face to his students that they had flunked the class just after receiving a wristwatch from them. Overall, though, students seemed to respect him as a professional and found him approachable as a person. , not with the traditional Honorable.
Those in the advertising and public relations realm have tended to voice the complaint that they feel like “second-class citizens” of the Journalism School. Even so, the deans managed to win enough respect that advertising and public relations graduates have frequently given back to the school. Paul Synor (BJ 1942) created memorable advertisements after his graduation, including those featuring Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, and Morris the Cat. As Synor aged, he thanked his alma mater with a $2,500,000 bequest for student scholarships.
A Journalism of Humanity: A Candid History of the World's First Journalism School by Steve Weinberg