Ellis Cose is an author, columnist and contributing editor (since 1993) for Newsweek Magazine. He is also the former chairman of the editorial board and editorial page editor of the New York Daily News. Cose began his journalism career as a weekly columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, becoming, at the age of 19, the youngest editorial page columnist ever employed by a major Chicago daily. Cose, who is also a commentator for public radio, is a popular campus lecturer and public speaker.
Cose has also been a contributor and press critic for Time magazine, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Journalism Education, chief writer on management and workplace issues for USA Today (where he has also served as an occasional columnist and member of the board of contributors) and a member of the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press. He has also been a fellow at the Gannett Center for Media Studies at Columbia University, at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, a senior fellow and director of energy policy studies at the Washington-based Joint Center for Political Studies, and a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. Cose has received numerous fellowships and journalism awards.