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dc.contributor.advisorHudson, Berkleyeng
dc.contributor.authorGraves, Seth Roberteng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 14, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Berkley Hudson.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractWith his pronouncement to "teach writing as a process, not a product" in 1972, Donald (Don) Murray (1924-2006) enacted an approach to writing shared by like-minded scholars that would become termed the "writing process movement." This thesis explains how Murray cultivated and spread his ideas to various public spheres: newspapers and newsrooms, academic and journalistic institutions, books, conferences, and the work of his peers and students. Murray served as a bridge between the worlds of academia and journalism, providing practical notions on writing suggested by a real, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer himself. He was one of the nations' first newspaper writing coaches, and his approach was a key influence on several institutions, including the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, FL. This thesis collects various subjective accounts, taken from interviews and outside sources, which attest to or discuss the nature and extent of Murray's influence. In addition to employing biographical methods, the paper draws heavily from ethnography, treating the work as a polyphonic collection of voices that describe Murray's relationship with individuals and institutions. This study incorporates over two dozen interviews and analysis of a variety of texts: books on craft, textbooks, publications about or dedicated to Murray, journal articles, and Murray's own writing in his daybook journals, articles, and books.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentiii, 207 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb7932910xeng
dc.identifier.oclc648153992eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8082
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8082eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshMurray, Donald Morison, 1924-2006 Criticism and interpretationeng
dc.subject.lcshJournalism -- Authorshipeng
dc.titleA life of process and progress: the influence of writer Donald M. Murrayeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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