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Tabloids, Talk Radio, and the Future of News
Ellen Hume’s 1995 critique of today’s journalism and its forward-looking analysis of journalism on the Internet won the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism from Penn State University. It describes in detail, with case studies and other references, what is wrong with today’s American journalism and what might be done to improve it.
By Annenberg Senior Fellow Ellen Hume
About the Author
Ellen Hume is an Annenberg Senior Fellow. She served as Executive Director of the Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she taught as well. She analyzes how the media, politics, and government interact and what might be done to improve the process. Previously, Hume served as a political writer and White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She served as National Reporter (1977-1983) and Metro Reporter (1975-1977) for the Los Angeles Times and Business Reporter for the Detroit Free Press. A regular commentator on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” she has appeared frequently on “Washington Week in Review,” “CBS Evening News,” “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour,” National Public Radio, and numerous news commentary shows. She received her B.A.with honors from Radcliffe College and an honorary doctorate from Daniel Webster College.
COPYRIGHT 1995 by The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University. Permission is granted for the not-for-profit reproduction and distribution of this report or portions thereof, provided that (1) proper copyright notice is affixed to each copy; and (2) no alterations are made to the content of any file. The Annenberg Washington Program would appreciate notice of such use.
Recommended citation: Ellen Hume, “Tabloids, Talk Radio, and the Future of News: Technology’s Impact on Journalism” (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, 1995).
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University.
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