In the News


Sydney Morning Herald, Philanthropy could help journalism thrive: But it’s not without risk, February 20, 2023

Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post has a Bezos problem, September 27, 2022

Transcend Media Service (Solutions Oriented Peace Journalism), The Monopoly on Your Mind, Part 2: Billionaires Bet Big on the News, May 2,  2022

Axios, Media experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled content, January 11, 2022

NiemanLab, With a tight focus on inequality and a new CEO, the Center for Public Integrity plots a path forward, August 9, 2021

The Atlantic, Germany found a way to reduce polarization. Could it work in the U.S.?, July 30, 2021

The New Republic, America needs its own BBC to restore public trust in the media, August 13, 2020

Medium, Three views on the ways to provide better news to everyone, March 25, 2019

Axios, The media haves and have nots, December 4, 2018

Axios, The rise of the pro-Trump media machine, May 16, 2018

Salon, Tech billionaires keep buying publications: here’s what that means for the future of journalism, September 23, 2018

PBS News Hour, Why billionaire investors are gambling on news publications, September 18, 2018

Nieman Journalism Lab, Are nonprofit news sites just creating more content for elites who already read a lot of news?, September 6, 2017

Le Monde Diplomatique, US Media: the bottom line, and Métamorphoses du paysage médiatique américain, September 2017

The Conversation, The slippery slope of the oligarchy media model, (with Victor Pickard), August 10, 2017

Infobae (Argentina), La guerra de Donald Trump con la prensa: parecidos y diferencias con América Latina, January 28, 2017

Peace and Conflict Politics, Trump and the American Media Landscape, November 30, 2016

L’Obs, Pour les médias américains, Trump était une bonne affaire, November 12, 2016

France Culture, L’Amérique de Donald Trump sous le regard des universitaires, November 10, 2016

USA Today, The curious case of Sumner Redstone, June 15, 2016

INA Global, Are foundations the solution to the journalism crisis? March 25, 2016 / Les fondations sont elles la solution la crise du journalisme, April 5, 2016

ARD (German public radio), Interview about Viceland’s international expansion, March 1, 2016

NYU Local, Why does Paris want to be Brooklyn?, November 12, 2015

Pacific Standard, The Donald Trump Effect: Right-leaning politicians are the most frequently quoted voices in American news stories on immigration, July 9, 2015

Bloomberg, The U.S. Media Barons Handing Over Their Empires to a New Generation, June 11, 2015

The Conversation (op-ed), Migrants at sea: the missing context, May 22, 2015

Le Monde Diplomatique (magazine article), The Story Behind the Stories / Quarante ans d’immigration dans les médias en France et aux Etats-Unis, May 2015

CBS Radio-DC, Expert: ‘Greater Caution On The Part Of The US Mainstream Press’, January 13, 2015

International Business Times, Charlie Hebdo First Issue: Magazine Was In Financial ‘Danger’ Before Paris Massacre, January 13, 2015, Bubblews Will Give You a Penny for Your Thoughts, July 29, 2014

Miami Herald (op-ed), An immigration crisis long in the making, July 12, 2014

Extra! (Monthly magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), Public Media and Political Independence, June 2014

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (live interview), The Current with Anna Tremonti, What is the future of public broadcasting in Canada?, May 14, 2014

Le Monde Diplomatique (magazine article), Partisan Media, May 2014

Huffington Post, interview with Max Benavidez, An Interview with Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy, April 2, 2014

Le Monde, “La Française”, star en Amérique, January 17, 2014

Toronto Star, Rob Ford and the centre of the universe, November 23, 2013

France-Amerique, En France comme en Amérique, les médias façonnent le débat sur l’immigration, November 7, 2013

French-American Foundation, Benson examines immigration reform in the United States, October 25, 2013

Foreign Policy, If you think Big Bird is breaking the bank, be glad you’re not paying for Schnappi, October 4, 2012

Toronto Star, Mrs. DSK picked to lead Le Huffington Post, January 23, 2012

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC TV) (video and transcript), UK phone hacking scandal reaches U.S., July 19, 2011

L’, Ce que les Américains pensent de nous, Français, June 22, 2011

Le Monde Diplomatique (magazine article), Arianna Huffington Meets Citizen Kane, May 2011

New York Times (letter to editor), In Defense of Federal Money for Public Radio, March 24, 2011

Common Dreams (op-ed), The Case for Spending More on Public Broadcasting, March 14, 2011

Christian Science Monitor (op-ed), Don’t Diminish Democracy to Settle a Political Score, March 14, 2011

Harvard Nieman Journalism Lab, Funding public media: How the US compares to the rest of the world, March 11, 2011

The Guardian, In the absence of public media funding, the US has outsourced its national voice, February 25, 2011

In These Times, What You Need to Know About the Assault on NPR and PBS, February 24, 2011

Pacific Standard, Might Public Broadcasting Follow BBC Model?, February 22, 2011

Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa), See SA media in a bigger and changing picture, October 25, 2010

Columbia Journalism Review – The Research Report, French Connections, May/June 2010

Pressthink blog, Journalism, French and American Style (Interviewed by Jay Rosen), December 2003