Inducted in 1991
professor, School of Journalism, MSU
Hundreds of W. Cameron “Bud” Meyers’ students sat for hours on a massive, church-like wooden bench outside his office waiting to see him. Years later, they figure it was worth it. Many credit the genteel professor with redirecting their careers toward print journalism. To this day, they resurrect Meyers’ advice to resolve contemporary problems. Meyers intimidated and inspired a generation of news titans. His legendary 22-year stand in Michigan State University School of Journalism classrooms remains a standard for other professors to equal. Attendance was excellent for his melancholy history lectures. “He taught us to care,” said one grateful pupil speaking for dozens of others. Meyers died in 1974.