A Press Pilgrim's Progress
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 22 Jun 1950, p. 1-9
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A Press Pilgrim's Progress


The speaker's previous visits to Toronto; his current visit as a delegate to the Seventh Imperial Press Conference. The name change of the organization to the Commonwealth Press Conference. Some features of such a gathering. Freedom of the press as the main topic of discussion. Responsibilities carried along with freedom. A recent Royal Commission in England to investigate the finances, the control, in fact almost the daily life and the general behaviour of the Press. Results of the Commission and responses to them. The work of a newspaper man. The training of journalists through on-the-job experience. A "day-in-the-life" look at the speaker's job. Anecdotes and reminiscences of various events in the speaker's career. Some remarks on the abdication of the Duke of Windsor. The speaker's close association with Baldwin at the time; some of Mr. Baldwin's thoughts on the matter. Some concluding remarks on journalism.