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“Beat the Press” with panelist Prof. Dan Kennedy wins media criticism award

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A Boston television program about the media whose regular panelists include Northeastern journalism professor Dan Kennedy has won the national Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Pennsylvania State University.

“Beat the Press,” which airs Fridays on WGBH-TV (Channel 2), covers media issues in Boston and across the country, hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Emily Rooney. The winning entry included shows that ranged from media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings to ownership changes at The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.

The Bart Richards Award recognizes outstanding contributions to print and broadcast journalism through responsible analysis or critical evaluation. The award will be presented Thursday, May 22, at the National Press Club in Washington.

Read the announcement from Penn State.