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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

Viewers tune out MSNBC, tune in Fox and CNN on Ferguson 11/25/2014
Fox and CNN were the channels most Americans turned to Monday night for coverage of Ferguson.

Cable news captures remarkable moments of split-screen history in Ferguson Monday 11/25/2014
Viewers watching cable TV coverage out of Ferguson Monday night witnessed a remarkable split-screen moment.

Bill Cosby's bad bet that old media gatekeepers could still keep secrets for him 11/23/2014
The discussion on "Media Buzz" today was about Bill Cosby and the way one of the greatest careers in TV history was coming undone in the face of allegations of sexual assault and rape from 16 women.

PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire' 11/22/2014
Listening last week to "Serial," the hit podcast about a 1999 teen murder in Baltimore, I couldn't help thinking about all the folks from the mayor on down who believe they can change the city's media image with some positive public relations.

Producer Sarah Koenig on Baltimore-set 'Serial,' a global podcast hit 11/20/2014
Sarah Koenig, a former Sun reporter, is host and executive producer of “Serial,” a podcast from the producers of public radio’s “This American Life.” The weekly, non-fiction account of a Baltimore murder involving students at Woodlawn High School is the media hit...