John K. Hartman is a professor of journalism at Central Michigan
University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He is the author of two books,
"The USA Today Way 2: The Future" (2000) and "The USA Today Way" (1992).
He has examined much of the research done on young adult newspaper
readership and is a widely quoted source on the topic. Jacqueline
Hartman provided editing assistance to the author.
In August 2008 Dr. Hartman covered and blogged the Democratic National
Convention for the Mount Pleasant, Mich., Morning Sun. In 2008 Dr. Hartman
was named the Al-Jazirah Newspaper Chair for International Journalism at
King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and visited the kingdom to
lecture, teach and give seminars. He is scheduled to return in 2009. To
learn more about King Saud University, visit
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