Informal essays Stanford journalism professor William Woo wrote to his students have been compiled in a new book, “Letters from the Editor: Lessons on Journalism and Life,” now available at amazon.com. Woo died April 12, 2006 of colorectal cancer at age 69 in Palo Alto. Woo was the first person outside the Pulitzer family to edit the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the first Asian American to edit a major American newspaper. After 40 years in the newsroom, Woo embarked on a second career teaching journalism at Stanford. This volume collects some of the best informal weekly essays he wrote to his students. Royalties from the book will go toward internships offered through the Asian American Journalists Association.