Tim Harrower has been an editor, designer and columnist at newspapers large (The Oregonian), midsized (The Rochester Times-Union) and small (the Times weeklies in Beaverton, Ore.). He became a journalist in the '80s after his first career choice -- rock 'n' roll superlegend -- fizzled out.
Harrower's first book, "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook," has been a fixture in newsrooms and classrooms around the world, translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish. His follow-up, "Inside Reporting," is America's most popular journalism textbook.
He currently hosts journalism workshops, consults on redesigns, noodles around with multimedia, composes music and writes fiction at his dog-and-frog ranch deep in the Oregon woods.