The author includes many anecdotes culled from his diaries, some very funny, which illustrate the variegated aspects of his life and the people who shared in it. Phillips worked at The Wall Street Journal as proofreader, copydesk hand, rewriteman, foreign correspondent, foreign editor, and Chicago editor before becoming managing editor at age thirty. Editorial policy did not permit the use of harmful language i. He knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. A well-rounded autobiography about the journalism industry and the people who shaped the news over the past 50 years. The problem with this book is that the author never goes far enough in either area. A well-rounded autobiography about the journalism industry and the people who shaped the news over the past 50 years.
The E-mail message field is required. . In a short epilogue, Phillips discusses Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the Journal and its incorporation into News Corp. That is the beauty of Newspaperman. Reporter -- Germany -- Greece and turkey -- England -- Barbara and the London good life -- Spain, Churchill, and married life -- Foreign editor -- To Chicago with a growing family -- 3. The tiny Wall Street Journal Warren Phillips joined grew up to be a giant. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best.
His affection for her and his three daughters is clear. Here, the details of his vast experience come together to create a broad picture of the newspaper business-- revealing how news is discovered, reported, edited, published, and disseminated. A little luck here and there 4. He never tired of the adrenaline rush as the presses geared up for the run, or the opportunities that reporting presented. The sections about the rise of the Wall Street Journal's quality and influence are fascinating - for journalists and non-journalists alike.
The digital age presented opportunities for diversification, such as branching into computerized data retrieval, and the acquisition of related businesses. Phillips has also served as President of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and was a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. An appreciation of the strengths of other people and the ability to overlook Or at least not focus upon wea Pretty good. A well-rounded autobiography about the journalism industry and the people who shaped the news over the past 50 years. Any used item that originally included an accessory such as an access code, one time use worksheet, cd or dvd, or other one time use accessories may not be guaranteed to be included or valid.
Phillips pays close attention to small details and dates and takes you on a trip around the w I received this book through the goodreads giveaways. An appreciation of the strengths of other people and the ability to overlook Or at least not focus upon weaknesses 6. I would make it through just a few pages and be out like a light. The tiny Wall Street Journal Warren Phillips joined grew up to be a giant. Sharing vivid tales of working as a reporter around the world and describing the many colorful characters he meets along the way, Phillips provides a level of insight that only a leading figure in the industry could offer. Phillips provides insight into how one of the nation's most prominent newspapers evolved. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.
The writing is uninteresting and the book as a whole can be summed up in one word uninteresting. He hopes such litanies might help to keep the reader engaged; however, the adventures and misadventures involved in running such a huge empire are more than enough to keep the reader fascinated by this journey of nearly half a century. The story of a boy born in Brooklyn, a reporter, an editor, a publisher, a corporate executive, and now the author of a fascinating book. It became necessary to look beyond what merely happened, and to analyze its significance and implications for the future. Without those records, this memoir would not have been possible. During this same decade, satellite transmission influenced production. Friendships and associations with smart, talented people 5.
This was a pretty disappointing book. Innate intelligence and a curious mind 3. Even quotes containing them were not permitted. Joan Konner, Dean Emerita, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism? A well-rounded autobiography about the journalism industry and the people who shaped the news over the past 50 years. The relationships that the newspaper co-workers build while meeting important people that changed history are easily understood after seeing the range of assignments given during his career.
Sharing vivid tales of working as a reporter around the world and describing the many colorful characters he meets along the way, Phillips provides a level of insight that only a leading figure in the industry could offer. The life story of Warren Phillips is the story of the American newspaper business. Under his leadership in the '70s and '80s, the paper became a technological leader through its deployment of satellite communications and its embrace of digitization. This period also ushered in the evolution of global expansion. Newspaperman tells the story of how an immigrant's shy son from Queens, New York, rose to the top of his industry powered by little more than passion, brains, and hard work.
The author was personally involved with much of the growth, after his transfer to London and then Germany to build the paper's operations in Europe, and he was integral to the development of the Wall Street Journal Asia and the paper's partnership with Japan's Nikkei index. Perishables, like sides of beef in the Chicago Stock Yards days, went to charities. He saw everything from the industrial printing presses churning out newspapers at astonishing speeds to reporters hunched over their typewriters, writing the very stories those presses would be producing within hours--or even minutes. Star-Telegram About the Book When Warren Phillips was eleven years old, his father took him on a guided tour of the New York Daily News, where he got his first look at the frenzied yet surprisingly ordered and controlled world of newspaper publishing. By purchasing this item you acknowledge the above statement.