Alex S. Jones

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Journalist; Writer; Media host; Educator
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Journalism, Media, and Communications
Alex S. Jones is a scholar, journalist, and author, whose field is the evolving news media landscape. In 1987, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in The New York Times on the collapse of the Bingham family's newspaper empire in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also co-authored two award-winning biographies of media families. His most recent book is Losing The News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy. 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 formerly the Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy and Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard before stepping down in 2015. He is a frequent commentator on media ethics for press and TV. He sits 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.
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