John Calhoun Merrill
John Calhoun Merrill, emeritus professor of journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia, received his doctorate from the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1961. He is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of media ethics and the philosophy of journalism. He has taught for more than fifty years at institutions around the world, has been a senior fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York, and has received the Distinguished Service Award in International Communication from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, among many other honors. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in the 1930 and continues writing today as a columnist for the Columbia Missourian.