Alex S. Jones

Harvard University


Alex S. Jones is the Laurence M. Lombard lecturer in the press and public policy at Harvard University and director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983-92 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. Jones 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.

Featured Work

SEP 22, 2009 Podcast

Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy

"Internet culture values speed over accuracy, edge over fairness and balance, and above all, entertainment value above importance and significance. We can be overfed but ...