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Philip Caputo Profile

My narrative nonfiction profile of Philip Caputo (A RUMOR OF WAR) will be published in the spring 2015 issue of literary journal River Teeth http://www.riverteethjournal.com/
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Ball State Journalism Graduate Programs

Learn more about Ball State's M.A., Journalism and Public Relations programs in this video scripted and co-produced with BSU colleague Anthony Romano:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htNiniplC2Q
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Trauma Journalism

Proud to be cited on the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism website: https://www.ochbergsociety.org/bearing-witness-mark-masse-on-journalists-who-work-in-harms-way/
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Trauma Journalism

After my op-ed on the late James Foley was published in Indiana and Michigan newspapers, I was interviewed today by the Northwest Indiana NPR Affiliate (89.1) re: trauma journalism and the realities of conflict coverage worldwide: http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/indiana-same-sex-marriage-proponents-rally-ahead-of-7th-circuit//
My interview is included among three stories posted on the station website today (Aug. 25).
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Trauma Journalism

The tragic murder of journalist James Foley may result in the misconception that freelancers like him put themselves in harm's way because they're adrenaline junkies. The vast majority of these correspondents and photographers work in dangerous conditions to bear witness to traumatic events so audiences can learn what is happening in conflict zones worldwide. They are not risking their lives for thrills or adventure. These rare individuals believe that as journalists they have a responsibility to put themselves at risk so others will be informed and enlightened. Read More 
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History of PepsiCo.: My Father's Role

Article earlier this year on NewsMax site* by Richard Grigonis discusses the role my father, Don Masse, played in the history of PepsiCo. Back in mid-1960s when he managed the Blind Brook Polo Club in Purchase, N.Y. (and was the preeminent polo announcer in the U.S.), he hosted Richard Nixon and his family one Sunday afternoon. At the time, Nixon was PepsiCo. CEO Don Kendall's attorney. Within a year, the polo club was sold, and my father was out of a job. Story is told in item #7 ("Doesn't Pepsi Taste Better Than Vodka, Mr. Khrushchev"?) I also recounted the polo club narrative in my first novel, "Delamore's Dreams." (* excerpt from 1993 book "For God, Country and Coca-Cola" by Mark Pendergrast) http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/coke-pepsi-politics/2014/02/10/id/551930/  Read More 
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Trauma Journalism

Will be discussing my book TRAUMA JOURNALISM: ON DEADLINE IN HARM'S WAY at the August 2014 AEJMC conference in Montreal as part of a Media Ethics Division panel on the media’s coverage of crime victims.

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Trauma Journalism

The murder of an AP photographer in Afghanistan recently is a grim reminder of the risks faced by journalists covering tragedy and trauma. In this case, as in most other deaths of foreign correspondents, the fatalities are not a result of combat but of killings by criminal elements or by police or quasi-military.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/ap-photographer-anja-niedringhaus-killed-kathy-gannon-shot_n_5089336.html Read More 
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OnlineBookClub Review

http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17096
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DELAMORE'S DREAMS

OnlineBookClub.Org gave 2013 edition of my novel DELAMORE'S DREAMS 4/4 Stars:
"Story was exciting, suspenseful, and ... beautifully written. Made you want to keep reading. ... (I) recommend it to anyone who wants to read a great book."

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