November 8, 2011

The Spirit of Journalism circa 1940

Found this during my regular perusing of my reader:



Blogger Tony said...

Haven't watch it all yet, but I made it to the part that will most likely stand up as my favorite: the rewrite man.

November 9, 2011 at 12:22 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...


"Women find it difficult to compete with men in reporting jobs, so girls who want to be successful in journalism should prepare for work in the special women's departments (society section)."

November 9, 2011 at 5:58 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Also, the part about the "country editor" having a hard job made me chuckle. "It seems a great deal to ask of one man, but he leads a happy life..."

So it turns out they've been lying to J-school students for years!

November 9, 2011 at 6:03 AM 
Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

I remember when I spent lots of time at bus stations on the look out for celebrities. Good times.

November 9, 2011 at 6:50 AM 
Blogger Naomi said...

My favorite topic that women should write on was "how to set an attractive table." I found the parts on printing very interesting. Thanks for posting, Jack! Hope things are well in Flaming Hearts Country.

November 9, 2011 at 12:38 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

This is Purdy's find, BTW. I just posted it on Faceboo to reach some of my non-Hillsdale journalism buds.

November 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM 

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