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.
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.
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.
Distinguished Professor of Journalism Walter Robinson says News of the World hacking and other ‘sleazy’ reporting tactics grew out of a scoop-driven culture.
By Carli Velocci, a third-year English major, with minors in journalism and cinema studies For many moviegoers, watching a Terrence Malick film is like looking at a Jackson Pollack painting: It’s […]
In Turkey and Jordan, journalism and photography students document life in the Middle East through bold reporting and vibrant images
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism professor says Catholic Church’s data was insufficient to support the cultural conclusions drawn by the researchers
Northeastern alumna says co-ops prepared her for career success, as she leads her executive coaching business that helps top senior managers hone their leadership skills
Alumna and television news anchor advises graduating communication studies majors to be flexible and apply their skills
On Sunday night, the world was captivated by news coverage of President Obama’s stunning announcement that Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, had been killed by U.S. special forces after 10 years of pursuit. Steven Burgard, director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, analyzes what directions media questions and reports may lead from here, and the challenges journalists face in ensuring speedy but accurate reporting in the digital age.
As real estate tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump mulls a run for the U.S. presidency, Alan Schroeder, associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book “Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House,” discusses the relationship between celebrity and political power.
Professor Charles Fountain, whose book, “Under the March Sun,” examines the spring training season, offers his insights on spring training’s survival, despite the struggling Florida and Arizona economies, and the innocence it manages to maintain.