About the Author

Dan Kennedy is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and is a nationally known commentator on media issues. He writes a weekly online column on media, politics, and culture for The Guardian, a British newspaper with a large American readership, and is a panelist on Beat the Press, a weekly program about the media on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) in Boston. He writes a blog, Media Nation, and is currently working on his second book, an exploration of non-profit community news sites.

From 1994 until 2005, Kennedy was the media columnist for the Boston Phoenix, New England’s largest weekly newspaper. In 2001 he received the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, and in 1999 he received the media-reporting award from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Prior to that he worked as a staff reporter and editor for the Daily Times Chronicle of Woburn, Massachusetts.

Kennedy was born and grew up in Middleborough, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Barbara Kennedy, and children, Tim and Becky, live in Danvers, Massachusetts.

Kennedy can be reached via e-mail at dkennedy56 {at} gmail {dot} com.