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 issues for USA Today, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Journalism Education and a member of the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press. In addition to his extensive experience in print journalism, Close is also an award-wining author. Two of his books have been best sellers: Color Blind: Seeing Beyond Race in a Race-Obsessed World and The Rage of a Privileged Class. Cose is also the author of several other books, including A Man’s World, A Nation of Strangers and The Press. He is currently working on a novel, An Uncertain Heart, to be published in 1998.
Updated: July 13, 2012