Boston Globe Closing?

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Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania:

The New York Times, owner of The Boston Globe, may this week close the venerable New England newspaper, depriving New Englanders of a source for news that generations have enjoyed.

Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D., Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, studies how and where Americans get their news. With major newspapers like The Globe closing, the answer is becoming increasingly important.

Note: Penn has an available uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Expert:
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication and Walter H. Annenberg Dean
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania

Research interests:

• The extent, sources and impact of public deliberation in the United States.
• The causes and consequences of the blurring between news and entertainment.
• Generational differences in civic and political participation.
• The impact of new media on democratic community.
• Political knowledge and democratic engagement.

Media contact:
Joseph J. Diorio, 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu