John Christie, editor in chief at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, has been named the 2014 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist at the University of New Hampshire. Christie will give a lecture, “Leaving journalism’s false god behind,” on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 5 p.m. in MUB Theater I.
“Journalism’s false god is the unrelenting striving for page views and click-throughs that has exacerbated our long-standing failure to adequately address readers’ demands for more credibility,” Christie said. The talk is free and open to the public. Christie, a 1970 graduate of UNH, will also visit journalism classes throughout the week and meet with the staff of The New Hampshire, the campus newspaper. Christie, the co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, is a media veteran whose 40-year career includes work in Massachusetts, Maine, and Florida as a newspaper writer, editor, general manager, and publisher. Continue Reading →