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Jay Rosen (born May 5, 1956) is a liberal media critic, writer, and a professor of journalism at New York University.

Jay Rosen
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Born (1956-05-05) May 5, 1956 (age 61)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Alma mater New York University (PhD, 1986)
Occupation Press critic, writer, and professor of journalism

Rosen has been on the journalism faculty at New York University since 1986; from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the Department.[1]

He has been one of the earliest advocates and supporters of citizen journalism, encouraging the press to take a more active interest in citizenship, improving public debate, and enhancing life. His book about the subject, What Are Journalists For? was published in 1999. Rosen is often described in the media as an intellectual leader of the movement of public journalism.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Rosen writes frequently about issues in journalism and developments in the media. Media criticism and other articles by Rosen have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,[9] Salon.com, Harper's Magazine, and The Nation.

He authors the PressThink blog on "the fate of the press in a digital era and the challenges involved in rethinking what journalism is today".[10] and which won the Reporters Without Borders Freedom Blog award in 2005.[11] Rosen is also a semi-regular contributor to The Huffington Post.

In 1994, Rosen was named a fellow of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University.[12]

In July 2006, he announced a project, NewAssignment.net, linking professional journalists and internet users. The project has received contributions of $10,000 by the Sunlight Foundation, $10,000 by Craig Newmark, $75,000 from Cambrian House and $100,000 by Reuters.[13]

Since 2009 Rosen has collaborated with technologist and writer Dave Winer on Rebooting the News, a weekly podcast on technology and innovation in journalism.

In 2013, Rosen announced he would be serving in an advisory capacity to Pierre Omidyar's new journalism venture First Look Media.[14]

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  1. ^ "Bio". PressThink. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Professor presents the case for civic journalism. Denver Post, January 23, 2000, Page F-08; Quote: "Now comes Jay Rosen, the philosopher king of the public journalism"
  3. ^ MEDIA CRITIC DECRIES COVERAGE OF N.H. CAMPAIGN IS REPORTING USURPED BY 'ANALYSIS?' SIDEBAR TOO NEGATIVE? Boston Globe, February 26, 1996; Quote: "Jay Rosen, the New York University journalism professor who founded the "public journalism" movement"
  4. ^ Journalism and the public; Journalism tests new definition of involvement. Star Tribune, April 8, 1996; Quote:"journalism Prof. Jay Rosen of New York University, the leading theoretician of public journalism"
  5. ^ Good Question. New York Times, November 14, 1999; Quote:"Jay Rosen, an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at New York University, has been a prime advocate for public journalism"
  6. ^ CREATING A FORUM TO HELP SOLVE COMMUNITY PROBLEMS Miami Herald, March 6, 1994; Quote:"One of the principal theorists on the issue is Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at New York University and director of the Project on Public Life"
  7. ^ Public journalism seeks to bring communities closer together. The Gazette. August 10, 1996.Quote:"Jay Rosen, the New York University professor and a public journalism guru, brought that to the attention of us think-tankers [...]"
  8. ^ Gathering the news with you.[permanent dead link] News & Observer. October 13, 2007; Quote:"One of the gurus of networked journalism is New York University professor Jay Rosen."
  9. ^ Rosen, Jay (August 22, 2007). "The journalism that bloggers actually do". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  10. ^ Jay Rosen. http://pressthink.org/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Reporters sans frontières - Blog awards 2005 results". 2005. Archived from the original on 27 December 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  12. ^ Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy (September 9, 2016). "Media & Politics Must Reads". 
  13. ^ "All the news that's fit to open-source (press release)". CNET. September 20, 2006. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  14. ^ Jay Rosen. "A First Look at NewCo’s structure". Pressthink.org. 

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