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Sept. 24 DC Radio Hosts News Expert, Author Alex Jones On ‘Losing the News

September 24, 2009

Will traditional media survive? Should it? These are the questions being addressed Sept. 24 by famed author, professor and media critic Alex Jones on the DC Update edition of My Technology Lawyer Radio. The show is broadcast at noon (Eastern time) via the Listen Live! link at (, which includes an archive of past shows.

The guest is one of the nation’s most honored media critics, and this summer authored, Losing the News: The Future of News That Feeds Our Democracy, published to favorable reviews this summer by Oxford University Press. Jones is the longtime media critic for the New York Times and now a professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he directs its Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. In the words of Publisher’s Weekly, his new book “argues that the demise of the newspaper industry is corroding the iron core of information that is at the center of a functioning democracy.”

Update is co-hosted by the show’s founder and business radio pioneer Scott Draughon and by Washington commentator Andrew Kreig. The co-hosts begin the show with an update on Washington policy news affecting businesses nationally.

Radio listeners can call in questions at 866-685-7469 or by email: Update focuses on Washington policy that impacts the nation’s business, politics and quality of life. As listener advisories: Mac computer users need the tool “Parallels” to hear a Windows Media Player, and some companies block radio programs from computers.

About Alex Jones
Alex S. Jones, author of Losing the News (available here) is Harvard University’s Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy and Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center. He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983-92 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. In 1991, he co-authored (with Susan E. Tifft) The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty. In 1992, he left the Times to work on The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times (also co-authored with Tifft), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a host of National Public Radio’s On the Media, and host and Executive Editor of PBS’s Media Matters. He is on the boards of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, International Center for Journalists, Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, Harvard Magazine, Nieman Foundation, Black Mountain Institute, the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, and other professional organizations