Norman Philip Black served as a U.S. Navy Journalist in the western Pacific; reported for United Press International and edited copy for the Associated Press, both in New York City; and then worked as a reporter for the Newark (N.J.) Evening and Sunday News, which was then that state’s largest newspaper. He later worked, in New York, in public relations, financial relations, and governmental relations for Fortune 500 companies, as well as for a privately-owned, international corporation. His news stories, feature articles, and commentaries have appeared in newspapers and magazines in many countries. He holds a diploma from the US Navy’s Journalist “A” School; the degrees of B.A. and M.S. from Wagner College; and an M.S. degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, which he attended on a full scholarship.