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Christopher Hanson (b. 1951) is an award-winning American journalist, press critic, and teacher of news media ethics. He has produced some 100 articles for Columbia Journalism Review, the oldest U.S. journal of press criticism. An anthology of his work for CJR is scheduled to be published by Greenwood Press in 2007.
As a reporter for Time, The Washington Star, Reuters, and Hearst newspapers from 1977 to 1997, Hanson focused on politics, government, war, and diplomacy. He was European diplomatic correspondent and State Department correspondent for Reuters. A Hearst combat correspondent with the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, he covered the Gulf War, observing its largest tank battle. Hanson reported on the genocide and civil war during two reporting trips to Rwanda and vicinity in 1994. "Spinning Justice," his book on press coverage of sexual harassment in the U.S. military will be released in 2007. (Greenwood Press.)
Hanson received a B.A. in history froom Reed College (1975), an M.A. from Oxford in philosophy and politics (1984), and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1999.) He is an Associate Professor at the Philip Merrill College pf Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park.