Videos

Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder a professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, where he teaches journalism. Schroeder is the author of several books: Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2008) as well as a previous edition, Presidential Debates: 40 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2000); Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House (Westview Press, 2004); and a textbook, Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Schroeder has written about a variety of media-related topics for such outlets as Politico, the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His work has also been published in academic journals like the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics and Creative Screenwriting. A frequent press commentator, Schroeder has been quoted as an expert source by The Economist, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. His TV and radio interviews include ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Sky News (U.K.), Canadian Broadcasting Company, Australian Broadcasting Company, and numerous programs on National Public Radio, including Fresh Air and All Things Considered.

Schroeder’s work in media and politics extends internationally. He has lectured about the global phenomenon of televised debates in Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Colombia. He has also trained television reporters and producers in the South Pacific and addressed journalists from China, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and various countries in Latin America.  In 2012, he was named among “The Best 300 Professors” by The Princeton Review.

Schroeder’s pre-academic career included stints as a journalist, television producer, and diplomat. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his work as a producer at Boston’s WBZ-TV.  He was also the associate producer and presenter of an internationally televised travel documentary entitled America with the Top Down about a road trip through the central United States that began at the Canadian border and ended at the Mexican border.  A native of Kansas, Schroeder lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Michael S. Berman
Michael S. Berman
Susan Brophy
Susan Brophy
Judy Corley
Judy Corley
Jack Corrigan
Jack Corrigan
Richard Counts
Richard Counts
Tad Devine
Tad Devine
Travis Dredd
Travis Dredd
Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis
Jane Edmonds
Mark Gearan
Mark Gearan
Michael Goldman
Michael Goldman
William Greener
Pat Halley
Pat Halley
Steve Kerrigan
Steve Kerrigan
Matthew P. Keswick
Matthew P. Keswick
James King
James King
Joan Menard
Joan Menard
Jeff Modisett
Jeff Modisett
Deval Patrick
Thomas Pazzi
Thomas Pazzi
Cornelia-Sanford
Comelia Sanford
Thaleia Schlesinger
Thaleia Schlesinger
Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Richard Tisei
Richard Tisei