Ellis Cose

Ellis Cose, contributing editor for Newsweek, broke into the world of journalism at 19 as a weekly columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He was the youngest editorial page columnist ever employed by a major Chicago daily. Since then, he has been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, chief writer on management and workplace … Continued

Eileen Shanahan

Shanahan has devoted her career to increasing the prominence of women and minorities in the newsrooms of America. She was one of seven employees who sued The New York Times for sex discrimination, a case that was settled out of court. Shanahan has worked for The Washington Post and has been assistant managing editor of … Continued

Cathleen Black

Cathleen Black, considered “The First Lady of American Magazines” and “one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades” by the Financial Times, is chairman of Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines. For more than 15 years, first as president … Continued

Carol Loomis

Carol Loomis, a 1951 University of Missouri journalism graduate, is a senior editor of Fortune magazine and only the second woman to be named to that publication’s board of editors. A native of Cole Camp, Mo., Mrs. Loomis began her career with Fortune in 1954 as a research associate. She was appointed associate editor four … Continued

Bil Gilbert

Westering Man, Bil Gilber’t most recent book, is one of six by the author, whose other work includes some 250 magazine articles published in Saturday Review, Esquire, Time and Playboy. Westering Man, soon to be in its fourth printing, chronicles the life of Joseph Walker and his role in the American trans-Mississippi movement. Gilbert has … Continued

Berton Roueche

Berton Roueche, a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1944, received the Missouri Medal for his skills in medical journalism, magazine writing and mystery writing. He originated the column “Annals of Medicine” in the New Yorker and authored the book, “The Medical Detectives.” A 1933 graduate of the University of Missouri, Roueche worked as … Continued


Slate is a trend-setting, daily online magazine with a readership of more than 6 million adults. At Slate, some of America’s most talented and provocative journalists cover politics, business, culture, sports, technology and other subjects with signature wit and irreverence. Founded in 1996 by Michael Kinsley and Microsoft, Slate is recognized as a constant source … Continued