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Strange Bedfellows: How Television and the Presidential Candidates Changed American Politics, 1992 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beat Goes on: President Clinton's First Year With the Media (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warp Speed: America in the Age of Mixed Media (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Interrupt This Newscast: How to Improve Local News and Win Ratings, Too (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

The American author and highly influential critic Tom Rosenstiel has been writing and voicing his opinion for a number of years now, having garnered an enormous amount of praise from all corners, with both the critics and the general public alike appreciating his work. Knowing his audience well, he also has a strong academic career as well, with his commentary on topics such as the modern media and its role within current society, along with his time working as a journalist too. Now looking towards the mystery genre, he has managed to branch into the world of genre fiction as well, something which he has also met with success.

Early and Personal Life

Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, in America, Tom Rosenstiel always had a keen interest in the written word and literature. His interests would also focus heavily on the media, something that would become a lot more prominent in the following years to come. With his interests in media, politics and fiction informing him and his work, they’d later come together to create the foundation of his literary career.

Graduating from Columbia School of Journalism and Oberlin College, Rosenstiel has an extensive background in the media. This was set him on his way to providing him with his current understanding of the modern media and how it works. It also allowed him to hone and refine his craft as a writer, giving him the insight he needed to work as a journalist and, later, an author.

Spending time working as a reporter for Jack Anderson, a columnist who was known for his extensive muckracking, Rosenstiel got a first-hand glimpse into this world. Going on to work at ‘The Peninsula Times Tribune’ he’d head back to his home-town, after which he went on to work for the Los Angeles Times for twelve years. It was then in 1995 that he went to work for Newsweek Magazine, all of which allowed him to get a fully comprehensive into the industry.

Still writing and providing commentary to this very day, there’s still a lot more to come from Rosenstiel yet. Gaining a grasp on the medium of fiction, he is mastering an entirely new form, gaining applause and plaudits in the process. This is something that’s expected to carry on for some time yet, as his writing career continually grows from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Making his debut onto the fiction literary scene in 2017, Tom Rosenstiel made his impact on a new market. It was back in 1993, though, that he brought out his first non-fiction work ‘Strange Bedfellows’, which provided an insight into TV and its influence on American politics. These releases were both highly regarded, each in their own right, as many heaped praise on his efforts as a first time writer in new forms.

Working as a stand-alone novel, his debut isn’t part of any series or franchise so far, as it features the story of Peter Rena and Randi Brooks. Focusing on themes that he’s now come to be known for with his interest in the media and politics, he’s put his interests into his work. This has created a far more informed and in-depth novel, one that’s highly accurate in its portrayal of the world of politics.

With a lot more to come yet, there’s still plenty for Rosenstiel to say, both as an author and a critic of the modern media. Whether it be a vocal spokesperson providing lectures and presentations at a number of different institutes, or as a mystery writer, he’s definitely one to continue to watch. Showing no signs of stopping anytime soon there’s a lot more planned on the horizon, as his writing career carries on into the foreseeable future.

Shining City: A Novel

First published in 2017 on the 21st of February, this title marked Rosenstiel’s first venture into the world of fiction. Working as a mystery novel, it has already managed to garner a lot of attention in a relatively short amount of time since it initially arrived. Released through the Ecco publishing label, it manages to keep the reader guessing right until the very last page and constantly engaged throughout.

Working as a ‘fixer’, Peter Rena operates alongside his partner Randi Brooks, as it’s their job to make the problems of those in charge disappear. They have their work cut-out for them, though, after being assigned by the White House to delve into the past of one Roland Madison, a judge looking to make Supreme Court. Operating as somewhat of a maverick constantly going off-script, they must look into his past, an investigation that starts to get over-shadowed by a string of killings with Madison himself becoming a possible target. Will they get to the bottom of what lies in his past? Can they keep more people from being killed? What will they find in the shining city?

Non-Fictional Works and Various Articles

With him having previously focused himself largely on the media, many of his non-fiction works mainly revolve around his perspective on the state of the modern media, providing criticisms and insight into its practise and how it operates within current society. From titles such as his first 1993 book ‘Strange Bedfellows: How TV and the Presidential Candidates Changes American Politics’ right up to ‘The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century’ brought out in 2013, he has always held a strong presence within this world. Showing a clear understanding of how the media operates, he has developed a keen insight into how images can shape the perspective of the viewers, something which has also informed and influenced his later writing.

Along with this he has also written for a number of different publications too, he has written for a number of high-ranking outlets and institutions. Not only that, but he has also been a very vocal advocate upon the radio and the television, with many of his segments being put forth across a variety of different mediums. A mainstay of media criticism and academia, he will always remain a highly influential and equally highly regarded voice throughout the industry.

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