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Pulitzer-prize winning Alex Jones is the Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He covered the press for the New York Times from 1983-1992 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. In 1991, he co-authored “The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty,” with his wife, Susan E. Tifft. In 1992, he left the Times to work on “The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times,” (also co-authored with Tifft), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.
He has been a Nieman fellow, a host of National Public Radio's “On the Media,” and host and executive editor of PBS's “Media Matters.” He is on the boards of the Committee of
Concerned Journalists, International Center for Journalists, Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, Harvard magazine, Nieman Foundation, Black Mountain Institute, the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, and other professional organizations.