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Christopher B. Daly
Boston University
Journalism Department
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Boston, MA 02215

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1989-1997. The Washington Post. New England Correspondent.
Covered breaking news and wrote features about politics, environment, medicine, and life in New England.

1989-1996. Freelance Writer.
Contribute occasional essays, analyses and reporting to Columbia Journalism Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, Parents, Commonwealth, et al.

1992-1994. Boston Magazine. Contributor.
Wrote column on urban nature; contributed occasional features and short pieces.

1986-1990. New England Monthly. Contributing Editor.
Wrote features, contributed column titled "The Dukakis Watch" on 1988 presidential campaign.

1982-1989. The Associated Press (Boston). State House Bureau Chief.
Wrote and directed daily coverage of Massachusetts politics and government, supervising staff and covering major news of the day, including Dukakis presidential campaign of 1987-1988.

1980-1982. Southern Oral History Program, UNC. Author.
Served as researcher, editor, and co-author of Like A Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, winner of Curti, Taft, Beveridge prizes.

1976-1980. The Associated Press (New York). Editor and writer.
Edited news copy on national news desk. Wrote broadcast news.

1975-1976. Malden Evening News (Massachusetts). Reporter.

1974-1975. The Boston Globe. Camp

us correspondent, Harvard University.

1974. Salem Evening News (Massachusetts). Reporter.

1973-1976. The Harvard Crimson. Political editor.


Co-author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Selected Articles
"The Big One." (An appreciation of reporting World War II.) Columbia Journalism Review. January / February, 1996.

"O, Canada: Give us Your Exports, Your Health Insurance, Your Huddled Lobsters." The Boston Globe, Focus Section. October 29, 1995.

"How the Lawyers Stole Winter." The Atlantic Monthly. March, 1995.

"Season, Thy Name is Mud in Northern New England." The Washington Post. American Journal. April 6, 1994.

"What's snew? A niveous lexicon." The Boston Globe, Focus Section. March 6, 1994.

"Nature, First Floor." Boston Magazine. November, 1993.

"The Finest Place to Be." Boston Magazine. July, 1993. Anthologized in Behrens and Rosen, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (HarperCollins, 1994).

"For Salamanders, the 'Big Night' is Everything." The Washington Post. April 18, 1993. Reprinted in The Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind.

"Generations Will Suffer AIDS, Scientist Asserts." The Washington Post. February 13, 1993. Reprinted in Perspectives on Health (D. C. Heath, 1994).

"Never Leave Child Unattended." Parents. April, 1991.

"Dukakis Watch." New England Monthly. Various dates, 1987-88. Written under pseudonym "Sumner Callahan."

Hundreds more articles available on request.

1996- . Boston University. Associate professor.
Taught core courses in Journalism Department: a seminar in reporting and writing, and a lecture class on the history of American journalism. Developed and led special program for international graduate students.

1995-1996. Harvard University. Instructor.
Taught introduction to journalism, intensive writing workshop in Extension School and Summer School. Taught advanced journalism for working professionals and graduate students.

1996. Brandeis University. Lecturer in journalism.
Taught introduction to news writing and advanced seminar in feature writing during spring term.

1980-82. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
M.A. in American history. Highest honors. Master's thesis: "A Solution in Search of a Problem: Origins of the U.S. Nuclear Power Program." Awards: Waddell Fellow.

1972-76. Harvard College.
B.A. in American History and Literature, magna cum laude. Senior thesis: "A History of the Boston Teachers' Union." Awards: National Merit Scholar. Harvard College Scholarship.

1960-1972. Medford (MA) Public Schools, K-12.

Born in 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Married to Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D.
Father of two sons.
Charter member, The Penultimate Society
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