DEAR READER: Collaborative spirit reigns in journalism world

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 3:52 p.m. CST; updated 4:18 p.m. CST, Monday, December 19, 2011

COLUMBIA — Journalism's history records many moments that professors incorporate into their lectures. To name just a few, how about John Peter Zenger's 1735 trial that defined press freedom, the first edition of The New York Times in 1851 and the founding of the Missouri School of Journalism in 1908 by Walter Williams and his still-revered Journalist's Creed.