Professor Kennedy teaches news reporting, media law and other journalism courses, with an emphasis on blogging, multimedia and social networks. He is a regular panelist on “Beat the Press,” a weekly media roundtable on WGBH-TV (Channel 2).
A former media columnist for the Boston Phoenix, he is the 2001 recipient of the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism. He is the author of “Little People: Learning to See the World Through My Daughter’s Eyes” (Rodale, 2003), a book about the culture of dwarfism. His blog, Media Nation, tracks issues related to journalism, politics and culture.
Kennedy regularly contributes commentaries on media and politics to the Huffington Post, and has written for the Guardian, Nieman Reports, the Nieman Journalism Lab, Slate, the Boston Globe, CommonWealth Magazine and other publications. His book on the New Haven Independent and other hyperlocal community news sites, with a working title of “The Wired City,” will be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2013.
Kennedy received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and his master’s degree in American history from Boston University. From 1979-’88, he was a reporter and editor for the The Daily Times Chronicle, in Woburn, Mass.
Professor Kennedy can be reached at 617.373.5187, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @dankennedy_nu.