The Press: Columbia Flayed

Editor & Publisher, passionate professional champion of the daily press, Argus-eyed foe of publicity-seekers, last fortnight attacked Educator Nicholas Murray Butler for allowing Columbia University to conceal somewhere about its curriculum "a course in press agentry." Editor & Publisher viewed with alarm the growing profession of ''public relations counsel." It warned, editorially: "This is the business that Ivy L. Lee, Edward L. Bernays. William B. Shearer . . . are in."

"Propaganda," said the editorial, "can only represent a self-serving and partisan view. Therefore it corrupts the stream of public information....

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