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Dan Kennedy

Nieman Lab

Danvers, MA, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

The local news crisis will be solved one community at a time » Nieman Journalism Lab

Though the collapse of community journalism is real enough, we believe that its causes are only partly understood. → Read More

The Most Important Veep Debate Ever, Played Out In The Midst Of A National Crisis

Given that Joe Biden, if he wins, would be 82 by the time his first term ends, it seems more than likely that both Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will be running for president four years from now. → Read More

Back on Campus, And Feeling Pretty Good About it

A Northeastern University professor tells all. → Read More

We Need Ranked-Choice Voting — And This November We Can Make It Happen

Look to #MA04 for the evidence. → Read More

Margaret Sullivan has written a brisk and useful guide to the horrifying decline of local news » Nieman Journalism Lab

Ghosting the News is a useful introduction to the decline of local, and Sullivan is an ideal guide. → Read More

Sorting Through The Racially Charged Wreckage Of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can an editor who doubles as an opinion writer accuse a reporter of bias without raising the specter of hypocrisy? → Read More

Boston Globe Reaches A Long-Sought Goal: 200,000 Digital Subscribers

Will it be able to keep them? → Read More

COVID-19 Is Threatening Press Freedoms Abroad. Could It Happen Here, Too?

Threats to press freedom are uniquely dangerous because of its role as a monitor of power. → Read More

From Coast To Coast, Local Online News Outlets Dive Into The COVID-19 Story

But as is often the case, the bottom line is about money to keep operating. → Read More

How The Trump Campaign Is Weaponizing Libel And Threatening The First Amendment

Trump aims to harass and intimidate the media. → Read More

Should opinion journalists say who they’re voting for?

From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers. → Read More

Can perennial hopes for local news co-ops ever turn into reality? » Nieman Journalism Lab

One of the most prominent attempts, in Haverhill, Mass., is shutting down before ever launching. But its chief booster keeps hope alive. → Read More

Local Radio Follows Local Newspapers Down The Drain Of Corporate Chain Ownership

A petition to bring back several Boston radio personalities might work — for now. But, ultimately, the iHeart strategy is aimed at squeezing out profits, not at building and operating a great radio network. → Read More

Fact-Checking In The Age Of Trump: Why False Equivalence Is Harming Democracy

Political fact checking, while important, creates the impression that all political misinformation is the same — even if it's a matter of interpretation. → Read More

Bernie Sanders Proves You Don't Have To Like Journalists In Order To Love Journalism

There is a touch of Teddy Roosevelt — and Elizabeth Warren — in Sander's call to act against Facebook and Google. → Read More

Outrage Fades Quickly Over Trump Fanboy's Campaign To Embarrass The Media

Journalists are judged by their work. If what they report is true and fair, then it should be irrelevant whether they drink to excess, jaywalk or posted embarrassing and offensive tweets years ago. → Read More

How Should The Media Cover (And Not Cover) Mass Shootings And White Nationalist Terror?

If the public doesn’t understand that the NRA and the GOP are the problems, then it hasn’t been paying attention. → Read More

The 2019 New England Muzzle Awards: Spotlighting 10 Who Diminish Free Speech

Our 22nd annual Fourth of July round-up of outrages against the First Amendment. → Read More

Proposed State Commission Would Study The Local News Crisis And What To Do About It

In Massachusetts, cities and towns that once were served by three or four reporters are now lucky to have one. → Read More

The 016, a social network for Worcester, seeks to become a “delivery boy and booster” for local media » Nieman Journalism Lab

"You can create the best journalism, but if you can’t get it to an audience, this is a problem." → Read More