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            Tom Price is a veteran newspaper reporter, Washington correspondent and freelance writer whose work focuses on government, politics, technology, business, and education.

            Between two stints as a freelancer -- the current stretch beginning in 1996 -- Tom worked as a correspondent in the Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau and as chief politics writer for the Cox newspapers in Dayton, Ohio.

            Tom is co-author of Changing the Face of Hunger: One Man’s Story of How Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans, Democrats, and People of Faith are Joining Forces to Help the Hungry, the Poor, and the Oppressed (W Publishing Group, 2006, soft-cover edition 2007). It was written with Tony Hall, former U.S. representative and ambassador, whom Tom covered during his newspaper career.

            Tom is the author of four major studies of the Internet’s impact on public affairs, all published by the Foundation for Public Affairs: “Creating a Digital Democracy: The Impact of the Internet on Public Policy Making” (1999); “Cyber Activism: Advocacy Groups and the Internet”  (2000); “Public Affairs Strategies in the Internet Age” (2002), a look at how businesses are using the Internet to influence public policy and public opinion; and “Beyond Control: How Social Media and Mobile Communication Are Changing Public Affairs” (2011). He wrote four other studies for the foundation: “Activists in the Boardroom: How Advocacy Groups Seek to Shape Corporate Behavior” (2006;) “Promoting CEO Engagement in Public Affairs” (2007); “When Disaster Strikes: A New Guide to Crisis Management” (2008); and "Managing Risk: Public Affairs and Enterprise Risk Management" (2010).

            Tom is a contributing writer for the Congressional Quarterly magazine CQ Researcher and a guest writer for the online magazine Pacific Standard (formerly For eight years, he wrote a public policy column for the science magazine Optics and Photonics News. He is the author of three Frommer’s travel guides, Washington, D.C., for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, 2003, 2005 and 2007), and, with Susan, The Irreverent Guide to Washington, D.C. (Wiley, 2005 and 2007) and Washington, D.C., Free and Dirt Cheap (Wiley, 2010).

            Tom’s work also has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Rolling Stone, Inter@ctive Week, Business Education Forum, The Year in Computing, The Year in Defense, The Year in Energy and Public Affairs Review. He has written for online services such as, and The Family Education Network. His clients also have included the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Kettering Foundation and publications at Georgetown and American universities.

            With Susan, Tom is coauthor of The Working Parents Help Book: Practical Advice for Dealing with the Day-to-Day Challenges of Kids and Careers (Peterson’s 1994, rev. ed. 1996). The book won a Parents’ Choice Award, was a selection of the Scholastic Book Club, and has been featured by “Today,” “Oprah” and other broadcast and print media. The Prices wrote the weekly “Working Parents Lifeline” column, which was published in more than 60 newspapers, and the weekly “Working Solutions” column, which appeared on the Family Planet Internet site.

            Tom has spoken around the country about politics and the Internet and has been interviewed on numerous national and local television and radio broadcasts.


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