About the Author

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and is a nationally known commentator on media issues. He writes a weekly column on media, politics, and culture for WGBHNews.org and is a panelist on Beat the Press, an award-winning weekly program about the media on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) in Boston. He is also the author of The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century (2018) and The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age (2013). His blog, Media Nation, is online at dankennedy.net.

From 1994 until 2005, Kennedy was the media columnist for the Boston Phoenix. Prior to that he worked as a staff reporter and editor for the Daily Times Chronicle of Woburn, Massachusetts. In 2018 he received the James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Journalism from the Media Ecology Association. Previously he received the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism (2001) and the media-reporting award from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (1999).

Kennedy was born and grew up in Middleborough, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Barbara Kennedy, live in West Medford, Massachusetts. They are the parents of two adult children.

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