Jack and
Emma Anderson $8.7 M Gift


Making sure future generations of Spartans stay competitive in the media
job markets of the 21st century.

 

      
                   Jack Anderson              Emma Anderson and Dr. Dwight Bentel, JMC School Founder.
 
   
$8.7 Million Anderson Gift: Press Release


 
    California's oldest institution of higher education.

    
     
Jack Anderson’s Globe Printing was an integral part of the journalism education
that students received at San Jose State University between the 1950’s to 1970’s,
according to The First Fifty Years, a history of the School of Journalism by the late
Professor Dolores Spurgeon. She wrote: 

      
“In his efforts to make his establishment a practical laboratory for students,
Mr. Anderson contributed importantly to the success of the paper as a
training medium. His print shop became a well-equipped classroom for the students
who took turns putting the paper “to bed” each weeknight. The physical arrangement
thus provided the close working relationship between
students, typographers and pressmen, constituted an instructional facility far
beyond the financial means of the department to have provided.”
 

        Clyde Lawrence, Advertising Professor-Emeritus, recalls visiting
Globe Printing in the 1960’s. “Jack actually had a room set aside with all of the
equipment so that the students could actually lay out the paper
at Globe Printing. He had a special employee assigned to assist the
students with this endeavor.”
 

        According to Mack Lundstrom, Journalism Professor and Spartan Daily
Advisor, “in the 1950s and ’60s, stories were typed and pencil-edited
on paper, plus continuous tone photographic prints, were delivered with
layout dummies to the Globe late in the afternoon. 
 
By the’70s and ’80s, the conversion to offset printing moved typesetting
and paste-up to the Daily complex of rooms in Dwight Bentel Hall,
with the Daily hiring production workers to do
what the Globe workers had previously done. 

During the ’90s, students increasingly
became involved in the production process, using computers and
pagination programs so that students now perform all the tasks of printing
the Daily except the actual presswork.”

      “When we did move the production of the paper to offset printing,”
recalls Lawrence, “Jack actually had a ceremony for the students by
burying the old press and placing it in a concrete slab.”

 




 

Thank you
Jack and Emma
Anderson

School of Journalism and Mass Communications
 

 


 

 

Back to Top of This Page                       ProfBob.com