Selected Journalism


(MORE)  guided journalists during the 1970s media crisis of confidence,” Columbia Journalism Review, May 10, 2018.

“Perspective: The Missing Piece of ‘The Post,’” Made by History, The Washington Post, March 4, 2018.

The mourning of AJR is less about a decline in press criticism than the loss of an institution: Like the media it covers, journalism criticism has moved from the work of a few established institutions to something more diffuse. Nieman Lab, August 28, 2015.

Dharun Ravi Should Cut a Deal:, February 14, 2012.

A Man With a Plan: (pdf file) O2 Magazine, summer 2008.

Baseball: Meet the New Boss: New York Magazine, July 16, 2001.

Wonder of Wonders: (pdf file) 80 Years of Thrills, Chills and Romance at Coney Island’s Oldest Operating Attraction. The New York Times, May 28, 2000.

Concrete, Steel and Philip Glass:

Preserving the World’s Great Cities:

A Quarter-Century of Discovery:, October 6, 2006.

Profile of architect Jennifer Siegal, Architectural Record magazine.


Mentions and Quotations in the Press

“Author Interview: Kevin M. Lerner.” The website of American Journalism: A Journal of Media History. Author interview in connection with the publication of “The Accidental Press Critic: Newsroom Ethnography and Resistance to Self-Criticism and Management Change at The New York Times in 1974. October 18, 2018.

“Information Professionals in an Era of Disruption: What Next?” by Nancy K. Herther, in Searcher’s Voice, March/April 2018.

“Does The New York Times’ Reader Center Truly Replace its Public Editor?” by Shira Hanau, in MediaFile, December 11, 2017.

“Fake News and Partisan Blowhards Were Invented in the 1800s,” by David Uberti. Splinter, October 6, 2017.

“Social Media Gives Rise to Constant Condemnations,” by Shira Hanau, in MediaFile, September 7, 2017.

#EdShift Twitter Chat: Pros and Cons of J-School Accreditation,” hosted by MediaShift, May 23, 2017.

“Don’t Fret About Fake Political News,” by Jack Shafer. Politico, November 16, 2016.

“Should Journalists Consider Grad School? A Conversation on Continuing Education,” a ProfNet Connect Webinar.

“Educating Tomorrow’s Journalists,” a ProfNet Connect Chat. Featured expert guest in a Twitter chat hosted by ProfNet.

“Twitter Reactions to Osama Bin Laden’s Death (TWEETS),” by Craig Kanalley, The Huffington Post, May 2, 2011. Quoted Twitter feed, noting significance of Library of Congress Twitter archive.

“Could the media have ignored Terry Jones and his Koran-burning plan?” by Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor.


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