Author to Broach Journalism Crisis at Library of Congress

Christopher Daly, author of Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism, will discuss the development of journalism in America from the early 1700s to the digital revolution of today. A book signing will follow the event.

Date: Sept. 19, 2012

Time: Noon

Location: Library of Congress, Dining Room A, Sixth Floor Madison Building, 101, Independence Ave., NW.

Cost: Free. No tickets needed.

In his lecture, says a release, Daly will place the current journalism crisis within a broader historical context, showing how it is only the latest in a series of transitions that have required journalists to devise new ways of plying their trade.

Daly, an associate Journalism prof at Boston University, spent 10 years with the AP and eight years covering New England for WaPo. He has an M.A. in history from UNC, where he was co-author of Like a Family, a social history of the South’s industrialization.

FYI…The Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress has one of the most extensive newspaper collections in the world. The division also holds a large collection of overseas newspapers, current periodicals, comic books and government pubs.