Paul Steinle was a journalist for 29 years and has been a journalism teacher since 1991. The former president of UPI and Financial News Network and TV news director at KING-TV in Seattle, he is currently an adjunct professor teaching journalism at Quinnipiac University. Sara Brown, Ph.D., is a human resource professional, management trainer, columnist and educator in the newspaper business. Her columns have appeared in publications for the "National Newspaper Association," and she has conducted workshops for the American Newspaper Publishers Association. They both live in Ashland, Oregon.
"An uplifting testament to why skilled, fair, and fearless
journalism is worth saving." --Jack Hart, former managing editor
and writing coach, The Oregonian , and author of Storycraft and A
"Although the 'aha' moments here are quite varied, all of the reflections have one thing in common: These distinguished journalists spent most of their professional lives knowing they are making a positive difference in their communities. Not everyone can say that." --Lucy Dalglish, Dean and Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
"An insider's view of newspaper industry leaders' beliefs in their craft and the reasons why newspaper journalism is so important to the communities they serve." --Doug Crews, executive director, Missouri Press Association
"Were I a teacher of first-year journalism students, this book would be required reading." --Dennis R. Ryerson, former editor, The Indianapolis Star