Robert K. Elder is a journalist, author, film columnist and regional editor for AOL’s Patch.com. Pulitzer-winner Studs Terkel calls Elder “a journalist in the noblest tradition” in his introduction to Elder’s book, “Last Words of the Executed.”
For almost a decade, he served as a staff writer at the Chicago Tribune. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Premiere, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, MSNBC.com, The Oregonian and many other publications.
Elder is also the found of Odd Hours Media, the company behind ItWasOverWhen.com and ItWasLoveWhen.com. Sourcebooks recently bought the book publishing rights for each site.
A former member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Elder has taught film classes at Facets Film School. He currently teaches journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Communication. A Montana native and graduate of the University of Oregon, Elder lives and writes in Chicagoland.
He has been known to carry a digital voice recorder.