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Friday, June 24, 2005

THE LAST POST. Media Log made its debut in October 2002. I can't tell you what I wrote about, because the archives have been corrupted somehow. But I can say I've enjoyed taking part in the blogging movement and trying to figure out how this new type of DIY journalism can enhance and expand the role of a media critic.

The Phoenix's new media critic, Mark Jurkowitz, is planning to write some type of media-related blog, so please look for it on BostonPhoenix.com. I have no doubt that Mark will immediately establish an online presence that will make him a must-read.

I'm taking the summer off before beginning my new job this September teaching journalism at Northeastern University. If you'd like to know what my future blogging plans might be, please check in occasionally at DanKennedy.net.

It's been a pleasure writing for you. Thank you.

posted at 4:25 PM | 28 comments | link


Hope the summer is restful and the start to the fall goes well,good luck @ NU.

By Anonymous, at 5:18 PM  

Enjoy a well-deserved break Dan. We'll miss you.

Bill R

By Anonymous, at 5:34 PM  

What to say, DK...

You will be missed!

By John Galt, at 5:43 PM  

Wow. I didn't realize the end was coming so soon. I'll really miss reading you both here and in the printed Phoenix.

Have a great summer, Dan!

By Ron Newman, at 6:51 PM  

What do you mean you are taking the summer off?
You get back to that keyboard you lazy bastard, and continue to write the stuff that has entertained me (us) for so long.
I look forward to Mark J. and trust he will do a great job.
But that doesn't allow you to dog it.
If, however insist on leaving, know that you were my first read every night before my show started.
Good luck -
Paul Sullivan
WBZ/Lowell Sun

By Anonymous, at 7:45 PM  

Thanks for the great run, Dan. But seriously, how are you going to stay away? You want to blog... you NEED to blog...


Have a good summer!

By Steve, at 8:47 PM  

Thank you so much for all the smart and thought-provoking posts. Please start a new blog. I will watch for news of it on your home page.


By Anonymous, at 9:22 PM  

Thanks for everything you gave the public Dan. Good luck in academia!

By tony, at 10:10 PM  

Danny, we hardly knew ye. It's been an extraordinary pleasure reading your stuff in print and online for years. Write more somewhere soon.

Jim Chiavelli

By Anonymous, at 4:23 AM  

In the deafening scream posing as dialogue, your rational voice will be noticed in its absence.

Be well, stay healthy, good luck!

By Wes, at 8:39 AM  

the first media critic i read, one of the only i checked every day. Thanks for your insightful blogging, hopefully you'll continue on in some fashion. I have no fear the new guy will rock some a$$, but we'd be doublely lucky to have you both blogging away about our current media.

Thanks again.

By mickerdoo, at 8:41 AM  

Good luck, Dan. I'm sure Mark will be great, but I'll miss you.

By Diane, at 9:48 AM  

Good luck Dan! Your take on things has always made me think.


By Anonymous, at 10:19 AM  

There will be a hole in my daily blog reading. Maybe I should take this as a sign that I should maybe do something more productive than read so many blogs!

Best of luck, Dan.

By Mike P., at 11:32 AM  

Dan... You're the best....A good thing in discerning peoples' lives... You were a much needed tonic for the bile and deceit that issues forth daily, tainting our world.

I look forward to seeing your work in other venues... You are too valueable to merely disappear into the ether.

Steve Lindsey----A.k.A EmperorNortonII@yahoo.com.

By Anonymous, at 1:00 PM  

It is truly a sad day for the blogosphere. I'm sure Mark will be great, but he'll never quite fill your shoes Mr. Kennedy! :-)

BTW - if you can, let us know if there's a way we can audit your journalism course(s). I have no idea how Northeastern exactly works with one-fer students (if at all) but I was just talking with my g/f this week about both of us taking some journalism or business writing courses; I need to brush up on my long-unused skills and she wants to learn how to write more concisely (and conveniently works in the Fenway :-)

Cheers and best of luck!
- Aaron Read
- Technical Director / "The Infinite Mind"

By Anonymous, at 1:59 PM  

Bye Dan! Thanks for the insight!

David B

By Anonymous, at 5:55 PM  

We bid you a fond adieu.

By Unanimous, at 6:45 AM  

Dan - I started reading your blog a couple of years ago by accident. After reading a particularly humorous McSweeneys.net piece, a Web site of which I have long since grown bored and which I no longer visit, I went online to investigate this "Dan Kennedy" character. This led me to your Web site and to your blog, and I've been hooked ever since.

Thanks for daily insights that have helped me to put current events in perspective in our tumultuous political and media landscape.

- A devoted reader in Chicago

By Anonymous, at 1:12 PM  

To all of you - I don't have access to your e-mail addresses, so I'll simply respond here. Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I really appreciate it, and it definitely gives me the impetus to get going with my own thing sooner rather than later.

BTW, in case anyone things I'm the McSweeney's Dan Kennedy ... no, no, no. I'm much better-looking. Funny, I lost interest in McSweeney's the very first time I started reading it. Must be a generational thing.

Anyway, soon you'll be able to read both Mark Jurkowitz and me online - two for the price of one.

By Dan Kennedy, at 9:46 PM  

I enjoyed the blog and hope you continue to share your thoughts online in some capacity. Best wishes on your new endeavors.

By D, at 10:48 PM  

Kennedy, ye hardly knew me...

By Jesus Von Einstein, at 2:27 PM  

Dan, you are a rara avis today, an intellectually honest liberal - best of luck.

John Magner

By John, at 8:54 AM  

what means "rara avis".
sounds funny...

By dsl tarife 1und1, at 2:21 PM  

you really will be missed by many. a must-read. enjoy your summer. you'll be a great teacher.

By Anonymous, at 12:13 PM  

Dan. Thank you for all you've done to bring clarity to a field that is manipulated more each day for purposes of obfuscation. You've truly helped - and entertained - so many.

We're all better informed because of you.

Best of luck in all your endeavors.

By Nick Lorenzen, at 9:07 AM  

Dude! I trust you will still

By Anonymous, at 2:42 AM  

Dude! I trust you will still be gracing us with your humorous dispatches at the McSweeney's site. But only under that condition will I grant you your requested hiatus. Ha, ha mister funny!


By Anonymous, at 2:42 AM  

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