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David Zurawik
Critic
My Role

I am the TV/media critic at the Baltimore Sun. I write the Z on TV blog at baltimoresun.com. I also do a weekly radio report, "Media Matters: Take on Television," at Baltimore's public radio statioon WYPR-FM (88.1) as part of a content sharing agreement between the station and the Sun.
My Biography

I have been the Baltimore Sun's TV critic since 1989. Before that I was TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald. I earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (pop culture-media studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. I have an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in specialized reporting (pop culture). I am the author of "The Jews of Prime Time," a look at 50 years of Jewish idenitity in front of behind the cameras of network TV (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003).
My Interests

TV and media.
My Recent Articles

Video technology changes the evidence, maybe society 4/24/2015
It has been another one of those weeks on the media beat — a week of seeing jagged, disturbing video of an unarmed black man being violently subdued by police.

Baltimore mayor bringing confusion to TV conversation on Freddie Gray 4/22/2015
The week is only half over, but already it's been a bad one for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in terms of her media messaging on the death of Freddie Gray.

CNN going all out, delivering strong Freddie Gray coverage 4/22/2015
When it comes to television, CNN has been in a league by itself in covering the Freddie Gray story.

'Inside Amy Schumer' even better in Season 3 4/21/2015
Amy Schumer, who just might be the hottest comic in pop culture right now, returns for Season 3 tonight on Comedy Central with one of her strongest half hours yet.

Amy Schumer renewed for fourth season on Comedy Central 4/21/2015
With Season 3 starting tonight, Comedy Central today announced that "Inside Amy Schumer" has been renewed for a fourth season.