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Michael Massing is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Digital technology, with its speed, versatility, interactivity, boundless capacity, and global reach, offers powerful new tools for delivering news and information, opinion and analysis. Yet news organizations have failed to take full advantage. For all the proliferation of sites and outlets, the hoped-for revolution in journalism has not occurred. Digital journalism needs to be reimagined—to become bolder and smarter. The coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign shows how much remains to be done.
Michael Massing is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. He is the author of The Fix, a critical study of the U.S. war on drugs, and Now They Tell Us: The American Press and Iraq. In 1992 he was named a MacArthur Fellow, and in 2011 he was a fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the co-founder of the Committee to Protect Journalists and sits on its board, and he is a board member of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. He is currently at work on a book about the Protestant Reformation.