Kathryn Jones is a veteran journalist and author who has written for The New York Times, Texas Monthly magazine, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Times Herald and numerous national and regional publications. She is a recipient of the Nancy Monson Freedom of Information Award from the Texas Press Association and Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas for promoting open government. Jones also was named “Journalist of the Year” for 2010 and 2011 by the West Texas Press Association while she was the editor of the Glen Rose Reporter, and named the area’s best print journalist by Fort Worth Weekly. Other first-place awards from the Texas Press Association and regional press groups were for news writing, feature writing, column writing, headline writing and news photography. In addition, Jones is the author of Amway Forever: The Amazing Story of a Global Business Phenomenon (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), which has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. She also contributed several chapters to Pickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters in Texas (Texas A&M Press, 2016). Jones received a fellowship to the Reynolds National Center for Business Reporting at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She currently teaches journalism at Tarleton State University and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.
Dan Malone is a veteran journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor. He worked on the projects team at The Dallas Morning News, where the series that he and a colleague wrote about abuses by rogue law enforcement officers won the Pulitzer for investigative reporting. Malone also was the News’ Fort Worth Bureau chief and worked as a staff writer for Fort Worth Weekly and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The winner of numerous other journalism awards, Malone is the co-author of America’s Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words (Andrews McMeel, 1999). He currently is assistant professor of journalism at Tarleton State University.