Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University and a well-known media analyst. He is a panelist on Beat the Press, a weekly program on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) that won the National Press Club’s 2012 Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. Kennedy writes regularly on media and political issues for the Huffington Post and the Nieman Journalism Lab. He also has written for numerous other publications and websites, including the Guardian, Nieman Reports, CommonWealth Magazine, Bookforum, PBS MediaShift, the Boston Globe, and Slate. His blog, Media Nation, is online at www.dankennedy.net.

From 1994 to 2005 Kennedy was the media columnist for the Boston Phoenix, for whom he remains a contributor, winning national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the National Press Club. From 1979 to 1989 he was a staff reporter and editor for the Daily Times Chronicle of Woburn. He is a 1979 graduate of Northeastern University and earned a master of liberal arts degree in American history from Boston University in 1984.

Kennedy is the author of two books — Little People: Learning to See the World Through My Daughter’s Eyes (Rodale, 2003) and The Wired City: Re-imagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age, which will be published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.