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As a reporter for 30 years in both newspapers and television, Clarence
Jones was always taking risks. He specialized in the Mafia, dirty cops and
crooked politicians. Who better to kill you and get with it than a Mafia hit
man or a corrupt cop who will be assigned to investigate your death?
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Hold your breath as Clarence's car sinks in a canal, so he can show you how to escape. Control your fear in the middle of a race riot when the police retreat and the mob turns on you. Watch as Clarence secretly records Richard Nixon at a private meeting, telling Southern delegates to the 1968 Republican National Convention what the President-to-be thought of court-ordered busing to integrate racially-segregated schools.
Cringe as he shares inside stories of how news was slanted at his first
newspaper and public officials were coddled. Rejoice in the chapter "Bosses
with Balls" as owners and editors at his later paper and TV stations take
career and financial risks to support his reporting.
Jones tells it the way it was. The way it REALLY was. And how great reporting may yet triumph.
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Much of this website is devoted to extensive excerpts from the 8th Edition of Winning with the News Media (see navigation bar at the left of each page). Reviewers who deal with the media on a day-to-day basis call it the "bible" and say it is simply the best book ever published on this subject.
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The author of the book, and creator of this site, is Clarence Jones. He travels the world teaching government and corporate executives:
He knows what he’s talking about. The book -- and this website -- draw from his experience as one of the nation’s most respected reporters in both newspapers and television, and his current career as author, seminar leader, crisis consultant and on-camera coach.
In his preface to the book (complete text) Jones voices his concerns about organizations which fail to create (and rehearse) their media crisis plan.
The suggested checklist in the book was created for a seminar on crisis management that he began the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 at a federal training center near Washington, DC. -- how that morning changed his life and his hope that it has made others more willing to prepare for disaster.