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Daniel Hallin

Professor Emeritus, Professor of Graduate Division

Hallin's research concerns journalism, political communication, and the comparative analysis of media systems. He has written on the media and war, including Vietnam, Central America, and the Gulf War. He has written on television coverage of elections, demonstrating the shrinking "sound bite" and offering an interpretation of its meaning for political journalism, and on the rise and decline of journalist professionalism in the United States.  In recent years, he has turned his attention to the comparative analysis of media systems, focusing on Western Europe and on Latin America, and trying to bring into political communication and media studies the tradition of comparative historical and institutional analysis that can be found in sociology and comparative politics. His book Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics, co-authored with Paolo Mancini, has won the Outstanding Book awards of the International Communication and National Communication Associations, and the Goldsmith Book Award of the Shorenstein Center on Press and Politics at Harvard.  It has also been translated into nine languages. Most recently, Hallin has been doing research on health and medical reporting and the mediatization of health and medicine, working with the Berkeley Anthropologist Charles Briggs.

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley (1980)

Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

We Keep America On Top of the World: Television Journalism and the Public Sphere (Routledge, 1994).

The "Uncensored War": The Media and Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 1986).

"Transcending the Medical/Media Opposition in Research on Media Coverage of Health and Medicine.” Media, Culture & Society, in press.

"Biomedicalization and the Public Sphere: Newspaper Coverage of Health and Medicine, 1960s-2000s." Social Science & Medicine 96 (2013): 121-128.

“Comparing Media Systems between Eastern and Western Europe." In P. Gross and K. Jakubowicz (Eds.), Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2013.

"Comparing Media Systems: A response to Critics,"in F. Esser and T. Hanitzsch, Eds. Handbook of Comparative Communication Research. London: Routledge 2012.

"Health Reporting as Political Reporting: Biocommunicability and the Public Sphere," with Charles Briggs. Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, Vol. 11(2), 2010.

"Not the End of Journalism History," Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism Vol. 10(3): 332-334, 2009.

"Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Change in Media Systems in the Late Twentieth Century," in D. Hesmondalgh and J. Toynbee (Eds.), The Media and Social Theory. London: Routledge (2008).

“Biocommunicability: The Neoliberal Subject and its Contradictions in News Coverage of Health Issues,” Social Text, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Winter 2007):43-66.

"How States, Markets and Globalization Shape the News: The French and U.S. National Press, 1965-1997," European Journal of Communication, 22(1), March, 2007: 27-48.

“The Passing of the 'High Modernism’ of American Journalism Revisited,” Political Communication Report, 16(1), Winter, 2006.

"Field Theory, Differentiation Theory, and Comparative Media Research" in Rodney Benson and Erik Neveu, eds., Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field. London: Polity Press, 2005.

"Political Clientelism and the Media: Southern Europe and Latin America in Comparative Perspective," Media, Culture & Society, 24(2), 2002.

"La Nota Roja: Popular Journalism and the Transition to Democracy in Mexico," in Colin Sparks and John Tulloch (Eds.), Tabloid Tales. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

"Media, Political Power and Democratization in Mexico," in James Curran and Myung-Jin Park (Eds) De-Westernizing Media Studies. London: Routledge, 2000.

"Commercialism and Professionalism in the American News Media," in James Curran and Michael Gurevitch (Eds.), Mass Media and Society, Third Edition (London: Arnold, 2000).

"Agon and Ritual: The Gulf War as Popular Culture and as Television Drama," Political Communication, 10:4 (October-December, 1993). (With Todd Gitlin). Also appears in W. Lance Bennett and David L. Paletz (Eds.), Taken by Storm: The Media, Public Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Gulf War, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.)

"Sourcing Patterns of National Security Reporters," Journal­ism Quarterly, 70:4 (Winter, 1994). (With Robert Karl Manoff and Judy K. Weddle).

"The Passing of the 'High Modernism' of American Journalism," Journal of Communication, 42:3 (Summer, 1992).

"Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988," Journal of Communication, 42:2 (Spring, 1992).

"Speaking of the President: Political Structure and Repre­sentational Form in U.S. and Italian TV News," Theory and Society, 13 (1984).

"The Media, the War in Vietnam and Political Support: A Critique of the Thesis of an Oppositional Media," Journal of Politics, 46 (1984).