David M. Ryfe is professor, academic chair, and senior research scholar at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno. He has published widely in the areas of presidential communication, public deliberation, and the history and sociology of news. His most recent book is Can Journalism Survive? An inside look in American newsrooms (Polity, 2012). He is currently working on a project titled, Journalism and the Public (Polity, forthcoming) and a separate study that is tracking the growth of regional online news systems in the United States.