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Essays by Tom Rosenstiel that touch on issues behind the books or about the writing process itself and other media about his books.

Do journalists know less than they used to?

Do journalists know less than they used to?

Of the myriad crises threatening journalism — and therefore democracy — one challenge is almost invisible. For a host of reasons, journalists today understand less of the truth about the people they’re covering.
The best books to read — and gift — in December

The best books to read — and gift — in December

It’s presidential primary season — and two political parties are at war with each other. Sound familiar? Into this modern maelstrom steps a centrist senator and V.P. pick who hires Rosenstiel’s recurring characters, Peter Rena and Randi Brooks, to investigate a frightening threat.
This Winter’s Best Thrillers Will Make You Shiver

This Winter’s Best Thrillers Will Make You Shiver

Winter brings bone-chilling temperatures to Chicago, making it the perfect time to curl up inside with a book so engrossing you’ll forget the cold. The 16 best thrillers of January, February, and March 2019
‘Shining City’ Is Packed With Timely Thrills

‘Shining City’ Is Packed With Timely Thrills

Tom Rosenstiel — head of the American Press Institute — has written a novel about a political fixer who gets the biggest job of his career: Sanitizing a controversial Supreme Court nominee. Interview on Weekend Edition Saturday.
February’s Best New Thrillers

February’s Best New Thrillers

Rosenstiel has real-world experience in the sausage factory of Washington politics, and it shows—every twist and turn feels entirely plausible, even as the book races toward a surprising ending.