Merrill journalism, University of Missouri explores the conflict between journalistic license and social control. Drawing on the ideals of philosophers from Herachitus to Hegel, he argues for a synthesis that recognizes the usefulness of tension between opposing values. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
John C. Merrill is professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Missouri. He has also taught at a number of other universities, most recently at Louisiana State University. He is the author of some twenty books, including The Imperative of Freedom: A Philosophy of Journalistic Autonomy and, with Jack Odell, Philosophy and Journalism.