Author, writing coach, and former managing editor,
Jack Hart is an author, writing coach, and former managing editor at The Oregonian,
where he also worked as a reporter, arts and leisure editor, Sunday magazine editor,
training editor, and editor at large. He has additional reporting experience at two other
newspapers, holds a University of Wisconsin doctorate in Mass Communications, taught at
six universities, and was a tenured associate professor at the University of Oregon, where
he served as the journalism school’s acting dean. In 2012-13 he served as director of the
school’s Portland campus, the George S. Turnbull Center.
At The Oregonian, Hart worked as an editor on four Pulitzer Prize winners and was the
solo editor on two of them. He also edited national winners of the American Society of
Newspaper Editors writing awards, the Ernie Pyle award, the Scripps-Howard business-
writing award, the Overseas Press Club awards, the Headliners awards, and the Society of
Professional Journalists feature-writing award. He is the author of The Information
Empire, a history of The Los Angeles Times; A Writer’s Coach: The Complete Guide to
Writing Strategies That Work; Storycraft: A Complete Guide to Writing Narrative
Nonfiction; and Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest.