For more than a decade, I’ve covered the disruption of the news business and increasingly entangled world of media and politics spanning three presidential election cycles.
I’m currently the Senior Media Reporter for The Huffington Post and previously wrote on the press for Politico and Yahoo News. I was the first media reporter at those three news organizations, helping craft how each then-upstart tackled this rich and frenetic beat. I cut my teeth as “Off the Record” columnist for the New York Observer, which closely chronicled the city’s media titans.
Currently, I’m also on the adjunct faculty of New York University, where I’ve taught a media criticism course examining coverage of political campaigns, war, Hollywood and Wall Street.
Over the years, I’ve moderated panels for the New York Press Club, Center for Communication, Association of Magazine Media, NYU’s Center for Publishing and the Politics on Film Festival. I’ve also have appeared as a media commentator on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, Al Jazeera English, and numerous talk radio shows.
My writing on media issues surrounding the Benghazi attacks and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was honored in 2014 with the National Press Club’s Rowse Press Criticism. I won the LA Press Club’s media business writing award in 2012, for reporting on NBC’s Olympics plans, and have been a finalist for Penn State’s Bart Richards Award and Syracuse University’s Mirror Award.
A New Jersey native, I attended Rutgers University for undergrad and earned a master’s degree in journalism from New York University. I now live in Brooklyn with my wife Miriam and son Noam.
Email at mlcalderone[at]gmail.com. And follow at @mlcalderone.