Daniel C. Hallin
is Professor of Communication at the University of California at San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley.
His books include The "Uncensored War": The Media and Vietnam, We Keep America on Top of the World: Television News and the Public Sphere and, with Paolo Mancini, Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics. The latter book has received the Goldsmith Book Award of the Shorenstein Center on Press and Politics, the Diamond Anniversary Book Award of the National Communication Association and the Outstanding Book Award of the International Communication Association, and has been transated into many languages. He has also been awarded the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award by the Political Communication Division of the American Political Science Association, a Mercator Professorship of the German National Science Foundation, and Fellowships at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His article "Sound Bite News, Television Coverage of Elections, 1968-1988" was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Center Media Studies Essay Award. He has been active in the Binational Association of Schools of Communication in the US/Mexico border region, and has been awarded an honorary Masters degree by the Autonomous University of Baja California. His research covers media and politics, media and war, media and public health, the history of journalistic professionalism, comparative media systems, particularly in Europe and Latin America.