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Kevin M. Lerner

Kevin M. Lerner is Associate Professor of Journalism and Chair of the Department of Communication at Marist College. His research focuses on the intellectual history of journalism, through press criticism, satire, and magazines. He is the author of Provoking the Press: (MORE) Magazine and the Crisis of Confidence in American Journalism published by the University of Missouri Press in 2019. He is currently at work on a book about the development of elite American journalism in the late 20th century, through the lens of three independent journalists who all left the New York Times. He holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers, an M.S. from Columbia, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published journalism in The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York, Boston Review, Slate, The Columbia Journalism Review, and The Nieman Lab.

Areas of interest

  • Magazines and cultural history
  • Magazines and intellectual history
  • Magazines and criticism


  • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
  • International Association of Literary Journalism Studies
  • Magazine Media and History Divisions, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication