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Dædalus Spring 2010 Issue Published: The Future of News


Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The new issue of Dædalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, explores the impact of new technologies and evolving patterns of news consumption on American media.

Sixteen authors join guest editor Loren Ghiglione, a veteran of almost four decades in journalism and the Richard A. Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, in an in-depth look at the revolution occurring in the news media and the future of investigative journalism.

The issue includes the following essays:
  • Herbert J. Gans: News and the news media in the digital age: implications for democracy
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Jeffrey A. Gottfried: Are there lessons for the future of news from the 2008 presidential campaign?
  • Robert H. Giles: New economic models for U.S. journalism
  • Jill Abramson: Sustaining quality journalism
  • Brant Houston: The future of investigative journalism
  • Donald Kennedy: The future of science news
  • Ethan Zuckerman: International reporting in the age of participatory media
  • Mitchell Stephens: The case for wisdom journalism – and for journalists surrendering the pursuit of news
  • Jane B. Singer: Journalism ethics amid structural change
  • Michael Schudson: Political observatories, databases and news in the emerging ecology of public information
  • Jack Fuller: What is happening to news?
  • Paul Sagan and Tom Leighton: The Internet and the future of news
  • Susan King: The Carnegie-Knight initiative on the future of journalism education: improving how journalists are educated and how their audiences are informed
  • Loren Ghiglione: Does science fiction – yes, science fiction – suggest futures for news?

Dædalus has been published since 1955 and draws on the intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the nation’s most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the full range of professions and public life.

The MIT Press publishes Dædalus for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. To subscribe, order an issue, or learn more about the journal, please visit


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