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Dan Kennedy

Assistant Professor of Journalism



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Boston Phoenix archives donated to Northeastern

For nearly 50 years, The Boston Phoenix, which ceased pub­li­ca­tion in 2013, was Boston’s alter­na­tive news­paper of record, the first word on social jus­tice, pol­i­tics, as well as the arts and music scene. Now, thanks to a gift from Phoenix owner Stephen Mindich, that work will be pre­served for pos­terity in Snell Library’s Archives and Spe­cial Collections.


The web of life for journalism

While news­pa­pers folded, Internet news sites rushed to fill the infor­ma­tion void, says assis­tant pro­fessor Dan Kennedy, whose new book explores the ecosystem of online journalism.


3Qs: Rolling Stone’s controversial cover

Dan Kennedy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, exam­ines Rolling Stone’s deci­sion to put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s photo on its newest issue’s cover and the public out­rage that followed.


Election 2012: all-​​day analysis

A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­toral win over Repub­lican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close pop­ular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the uni­ver­sity are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.


Will the first presidential debate tip the election scales?

According to a trio of North­eastern experts in media and pol­i­tics, the per­for­mances in the first pres­i­den­tial debate may seal the polit­ical fate of Gov. Mitt Romney and Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Election Roundtable

3Qs: Mitt’s rift with the media

Dan Kennedy, an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism, ana­lyzes the fallout from Mitt Romney’s over­seas trip, in which he answered only three ques­tions posed by mem­bers the U.S. trav­eling press corps.


3Qs: The legacy of Andy Rooney

Ear­lier this month, leg­endary jour­nalist and “60 Min­utes” com­men­tator Andy Rooney passed away at the age of 92, just weeks after announcing he would retire from making weekly appear­ances on the pro­gram. Viewers across the country will miss Rooney’s witty rap­port and unique reporting style. We asked Dan Kennedy, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, to com­ment on Andy Rooney’s legacy and his impact on tele­vi­sion journalism.

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3Qs: Getting the story on the debt ceiling

The con­tentious debate over the debt ceiling became one of this summer’s hottest news sto­ries. We asked Dan Kennedy, assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, to assess the overall cov­erage as well as the chal­lenges jour­nal­ists face when reporting any polit­i­cally charged story.

Faculty Reads, Volume One

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers have written at length on a wide range of topics. Here, we high­light the first batch of pub­lished works in an occa­sional fea­ture on recent fac­ulty books.

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3Qs: Campaigning in Twitter’s virtual ‘big tent’

Pres­i­dent Obama, who’s known for his social media savvy, held the first-​​ever Twitter Town Hall meeting last week, where he answered the public’s ques­tions about taxes, jobs and the economy. Dan Kennedy, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, is an expert in news reporting and social net­works. Here, he dis­cusses Obama’s choice to engage the public through Twitter, and the use of social media by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates and journalists.

Photo by Craig Bailey

Afghanistan, WikiLeaks under a microscope

Last Sunday, Wik­iLeaks, an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion that pub­lishes con­fi­den­tial doc­u­ments, released a six-​​​​year archive of some 92,000 clas­si­fied mil­i­tary reports on the war in Afghanistan. The secret doc­u­ments have rekindled […]

Q&A: A historic election hangs in the balance

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers ana­lyze the issues in Tuesday’s fiercely con­tested elec­tion for the late Edward M. Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat

Journalism experts discuss Cronkite and history of U.S. media

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity jour­nalism pro­fes­sors Charles Foun­tain and Dan Kennedy dis­cuss Walter Cronkite and the evo­lu­tion of media in America.

Northeastern University Journalism Professor Recognized for Best Commentary by the S.I. Newhouse School

Pro­fessor nom­i­nated for pres­ti­gious Mirror Award North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is proud to announce that Dan Kennedy, Assis­tant Pro­fessor at the School of Jour­nalism, has been nom­i­nated for an esteemed Mirror Award in […]

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