Earl R. Hutchison is Professor and Director of the Communication Program at Tennessee Technological University. He brings a diverse professional and academic career to his writing. He was, for example, an arc welder for General Motors, and he also ran a cattle farm for ten years. After serving five years in three infantry divisions (30th, 24th and 82nd) as a rifleman, platoon leader and jumpmaster, he earned degrees leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also been an assistant editor on a weekly newspaper, an assistant editor on a small daily newspaper and a general assignment reporter on a large daily newspaper. He is the author of Writing for Mass Communication, Second Edition; Growing Up on the Illinois Prairie During the Great Depression and the Coal Mine Wars: A Portrayal of the Way Life Was; Tropic of Cancer on Trial: A Case History of Censorship; and coeditor of Mass Media and the Law: Freedom Restraint. His television play, TKO, was produced by CBS. More than 3,000 of his news stories, features, reviews and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines.Hutchison, Earl R. is the author of 'Newspaper Feature And Magazine Article Writing ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780195179385 and ISBN 0195179382.