It's episode number 51 of Making Media Now and host Michael Azevedo is talking with journalist Dan Kennedy.
Dan is a professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and writes a weekly column on media and politics for the GBH News website. From 1991 through 2005 he worked at The Boston Phoenix, mostly as the alt-weekly’s media columnist. Dan has also contributed articles to a number of other publications, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Nieman Lab. From 2007-2011 he wrote a weekly online column for The Guardian.
His book on a new breed of wealthy newspaper owners, “The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century,” was published in 2018. “The Return of the Moguls” has been critically praised by the academic publication Journalism, the trade magazine Editor & Publisher, The Boston Globe and other publications.
And from 1998 to just this year he was regular panelist on “Beat the Press,” a weekly roundtable program on media issues broadcast on GBH-TV. Most recently, Dan entered the world of podcasting with "What Works," a podcast about the future of local news. Dan’s collaborator in that effort is former Boston Globe editor Ellen Clegg.