David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City and later attended Harvard University. After graduating in 1955, Halberstam worked at a small daily newspaper until he attained a position at the Nashville Tennessean. Halberstam has written over 20 books including The Children, a written account of his coverage of the Civil Rights Movement; The Best and Brightest, which was a bestseller; and The Game and October, 1964, both detailing his fascination of sports. Halberstam also won a Pulitzer Prize for his reports on the Vietnam War while working for the New York Times. He was killed in a car crash on April 23, 2007 at the age of 73.
Tom Rosenstiel is an author, journalist, researcher, and media critic. Before joining the American Press Institute in January 2013, he was founder and for 16 years director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. He has worked as media writer for the Los Angeles Times, chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek , press critic for MSNBC, business editor of the Peninsula Times Tribune , and a reporter for Jack Andersone(tm)s Washington Merry Go e~Round column. He is the author of seven books, including The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect , which has been translated into more than 25 languages; Blur: How to Know Whate(tm)s True in the Age of Information Overload ; and The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century (2013), co-edited with Kelly McBride.