Now, the Offspring Begins Devouring the Parent

How is it that, without a printing press or a broadcast pipe,

by sharing something with a few friends, I can reach millions of people?

— Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed

By Christopher B. Daly

Adapted from “Covering America

A little over a decade ago, Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPo…

By Christopher B. Daly

All hail Hilary Mantel, the author of the wonderful trilogy about the life and career of Thomas Cromwell, counselor to England’s King Henry VIII during the 1500s. Mantel is, of course, English, and she began working on the trilogy during the Obama administration or earlier.


A revival of porch culture?

By Christopher B. Daly

Now that good weather has finally reached New England (where I live), folks are making more use of their front porches. When I take walks around my neighborhood outside Boston, I see far more neighbors than I would in a normal June.

We wave and check…

Compiled by Prof. Chris Daly

Boston University

June 2020

Every crisis presents an opportunity to learn. In the present moment, we all have reasons to engage at the intersection of race, justice, and media. From the start of the country, white-owned media have written about people of color. …


By Christopher B. Daly

Journalism Professor,

Boston University

In its spring/summer issue for 2018, the Columbia Journalism Review ran an odd attack on, of all things, journalism education. It was written by Felix Salmon, a journalist whose work I admire. But in this case, almost every sentence he wrote was outdated, tendentious, or flat-out wrong.

Here’s his piece…

Chris Daly

Journalist. Historian. Skeptic.

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