John K. Hartman
Author of The USA Today Way books

Articles and Columns

Postcards: At Central Michigan U., It’s a Matter of Money
USA Today Setting Itself Up For Failure
Dear Columbus--Better Not Pout
'Dispatch' ignores support for gambling
Crossing cultures: Local professor teaches at Saudi Arabia university
Professor: Saudi students' interest in U.S. affairs strong
Saudis, Americans make good friends
End of Print Newspaper?  (Revised)
2008 Democratic Convention
A college educator's view inside Saudi Arabia
A U.S. Journalism Prof Teaches in Saudi Arabia
Trends in American Journalism
USA Today pioneered ‘Cool ink'
Assessing 'USA Today' As 25th Anniversary Approaches
Expert Reflects on 25 Years of USA Today
Recruit BGSU to play in new arena; UT will follow
A plan to take Toledo out of the shadows
Solving Some Mysteries About the Habits of the Young
Delegates Diary (for the 2004 Democratic Convention)
Press Release (for The USA TODAY Way 2 The Future)
Free the Green Revelers
Bring Back the Gold Coat
If I could talk to the animals
I've got a closed mind on open forums


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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