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Christopher B. Daly, associate professor of the Boston University journalism department, discusses his experience as a teacher, a journalist and a mentor to international graduate students. As a journalist with more than 20 years of experience, Daly has worked for the Associated Press and the Washington Post. He describes his close relationships with the international graduate students, whom he hosts for occasional dinners.

Christopher B. Daly

Christopher DalyAssociate Professor, Journalism

Chris Daly is a veteran journalist with experience in wire services, newspapers, magazines, books and online. A Harvard graduate, he spent 10 years at the Associated Press. From 1989 to 1997, he covered New England for the Washington Post. He holds a master’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina, where he was a co-author of the prize-winning 1987 book Like a Family, a social history of the South’s industrialization. His writing has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, Parents, New England Monthly, Boston, American Prospect and other magazines. He contributes freelance articles and essays to newspapers and magazines, and he is the author of a prize-winning history of U.S. journalism, Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism.

He blogs at www.journalismprofessor.com.


AB (honors), Harvard University
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Email: cdaly@bu.edu
Office: 704 Commonwealth Ave, 307B