Blame the Media: A History of American News Media Criticism

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, April 2 – May 7

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Led by Matthew Blake

We will explore the development of news media criticism in the United States over nearly a century by reading and discussing some of the most memorable and witty criticisms of American media. We will start with Walter Lippman in the 1920s and continue into the work of contemporary writers such as Eric Alterman and James Fallows. We will also examine critical reaction to the rise of television and online journalism.

Matthew Blake is a staff reporter-blogger for Progress Illinois, an online media source. He holds an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University.

Materials List
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Six sessions, $170
Register online