March 21, 2017
Proud to announce #VietnamWarriorVoices will be added to La Salle University (Phila.) Library's prestigious Vietnam War Collection
March 17, 2017
My new book, Vietnam Warrior Voices is now available on Amazon.com and Kindle. Extended profiles of Vietnam War veteran-authors Philip Caputo, John Del Vecchio, Robert Olen Butler and Tim O'Brien, focusing on the role of post-traumatic growth in their creative lives. #VietnamWarriorVoices
February 20, 2017
For any writers wishing to register their manuscripts, beware of U.S. Copyright Registry. Its website looks like a governmental operation affiliated with the Library of Congress. But it's a private firm, charging excessive "service fees" ($135 or more) in addition to standard copyright filing fees.
June 29, 2016
Important New York Times story re: journalists being murdered worldwide: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/17/world/journalists-killed-prosecutions-rare.html?emc=edit_th_20160629&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=30010027&_r=0
March 29, 2016
March 17, 2016
Excellent column by Joel Simon, executive director, Committee to Protect Journalists, published in March 14 issue of Columbia Journalism Review. Simon examines the dangerous atmosphere affecting not only political coverage in the U.S. (e.g., Trump campaign) but safety/welfare of journalists worldwide. http://www.cjr.org/first_person/why_journalists_should_be_afraid_of_trumps_media_strategy.php
August 28, 2015
Interviewed yesterday by ABC News (RTV6, Indianapolis) about coverage of journalist murders in Roanoke (Va). http://mms.tveyes.com/Transcript.asp?StationID=301&DateTime=8%2F27%2F2015+7%3A09%3A20+PM&Term=Ball+State&PlayClip=TRUE
July 30, 2015
My latest (2015) novel, HONOR HOUSE, is a psychological thriller and redemption story about a burned-out journalist who confronts an ex-frat brother-turned politician about his campus sex crimes decades ago. Set in 2012, with flashbacks to the 1970s, this novel explores the dark side of contemporary college life—sexual assault and other criminal activity. Prior to publication, the prologue and first chapter are featured on the "Books" page of my Authors Guild website, www.markmasse.com
March 31, 2015
From Joe Hight, former president, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: "Mark, Your book on the subject 'Trauma Journalism: On Deadline in Harm's Way' is outstanding -- one all journalists and those interested in the topic should read."
March 26, 2015
Thanks to Joe Hight, former president, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, for citing my 2011 book, Trauma Journalism: On Deadline in Harm's Way, in a March 26 (OKC) City-Sentinel story profiling him as "a journalist acclaimed for his coverage of the Oklahoma City Murrah Bombing in 1995, [He] will be the featured luncheon speaker Saturday (March 28) at the Region 8 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) conference at the Gaylord College on the University of Oklahoma campus."