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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

CNN MIA, local TV tries to step up as Freddie Gray protests turn ugly 4/26/2015
After a week of cable and network news providing most of the best TV coverage of protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the national outlets were mainly missing in action tonight when things got ugly.

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.