Reporter, correspondent; journalism educator. Born– July 3, 1910, Birmingham. Parents– Edward Ware and Lewis Robertson (Butt) Barrett. Married– Mason Daniel, November 25, 1939. Children– Two. Education– Princeton University, A.B., 1932; attended University of Dijon in France; Bard College, LL.D., 1950. Began his career in 1933 as a reporter for the Birmingham Age-Herald, which his father had owned. Went to work for Newsweek in 1933, its first year of publication; worked for the magazine a total of seventeen years. Helped set up the overseas division of the U.S. Office of War Information; directed propaganda broadcasts to Europe, 1942-1946; editorial director for Newsweek, 1946-1950; Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1950-1952; executive vice-president of Hill and Knowlton, a public relations firm, 1953-1956; dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, 1956-1968; director of the Communications Institute of the Academy for Educational Development, 1969-1977; founder and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, beginning in 1975. Member of the Foreign Policy Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. LL. D., Bard College, 1950. Died October 23, 1989.
Source: Who’s Who in America, 1978-1979, Alabama Authors, on-line