PHILL BROOKS is director of the Missouri School of Journalism’s State Government Reporting Program, where newspaper and broadcast students work in the school’s first converged newsroom. He has been a statehouse reporter since 1972, making him the dean of the Missouri statehouse press corps. Prior to joining the faculty, Brooks had been the Congressional reporter for National Public Radio and morning news editor for Time-Life Broadcast in Denver. Since 1997, he has been the statehouse correspondent for the CBS O&O station in St. Louis, KMOX. Since the advent of the PC era, Brooks has consulted on computing in journalism in the U.S. and Europe for a variety of newsrooms and computing firms, including IBM. He designed and programmed the world’s first newspaper microcomputer network city desk system. He continues managing the multi-media Web site on state government news, Missouri Digital News.