About the Author
BRUCE D. ITULE is an editor and writer. For nearly two decades, he was director of student media at Arizona State University, where he is also a clinical professor in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication. He also is a visiting professor of journalism at Penn State University. Mr. Itule has taught reporting and depth reporting to two generations of students. He also has been night city editor of the Chicago Tribune. He has been a reporter or copy editor at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, The Phoenix (Ariz.) Gazette, the Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera, The Denver Post and the Minneapolis Star. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Arizona and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Colorado. He is the coauthor of Contemporary News Reporting, News Writing and Reporting for Today's Media, Writing the News and Visual Editing. Mr Itule has been honored by The Freedom Forum as journalism teacher of the year.
DOUGLAS A. ANDERSON is professor of journalism and dean of the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. He is author or coauthor of A “Washington Merry-Go-Round” of Libel Actions, Contemporary Sports Reporting, Electronic Age News Editing, Contemporary News Reporting, News Writing and Reporting for Today’s Media and Writing the News. He has also written articles that have appeared in such academic and professional publications as Journalism Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, American Journalism, APME News, Journalism Educator and Grassroots Editor. His teaching specialties are reporting, communication law and editing, and he was formerly the managing editor of the Hastings (Neb.) Daily Tribune. Professor Anderson was a graduate fellow at Southern Illinois University, where he received his Ph.D. A former president of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, he has been honored by The Freedom Forum as a journalism administrator of the year.