London at the End of the Century:A Book of Gossip
a Beckett, Arthur William
STATE RECOGNITION OF JOURNALISM.
Leaving out of the question as a paper that insists upon the ultra dignity of the Press, as an abstract rather than as a profession, and have done more than any other papers to raise the status of a journalist. The proprietors of these distinguished broadsheets, by putting themselves at the heads of such bodies as the Newspaper Society and the Institute of Journalists, have obtained that recognition of which the helmet of the baronet or the coronet of the peer are a testimony. can claim to have introduced the essayist as distinguishable from the reporter into journalism. The rigid lines of the gentleman who counted his remuneration by the copper coins of the realm were elaborated into decorative as well as descriptive sentences. The taught a senior generation that the public loved their (the lions') roaring better than the more peaceful cooings (concoctions of paragraphs, old style) of the past. Nay, more, , joining hands with , undertook enterprises that were shunned, or at any rate overlooked, by the Government.
|The discovered and Emin Pasha, and, as I write, is on the eve of surveying the still unknown Africa from Egypt to the Cape. It has been the first to lead a crusade in the cause of charity, or in the recognition of those who have deserved well of their country. All honour to and those responsible for its management.|