Associate Professor Devin Harner's article, titled "Behind Putin’s Op-Ed and the Growing Power of Publicists", was recently published on PBS's MediaShift.org. The article examines the increasing impact of public relations on news reporting. To read the article, click here.
Professor Harner of the English department co-directs the Journalism Minor at John Jay College. In addition to introductory and intermediate reporting and writing courses, he teaches science fiction film and British and American literature. He writes about new media and journalism education for PBS's Mediashift.org. He has published essays on the Belfast-born poet and memoirist, Ciaran Carson; on novelist Chuck Palahniuk's non-fiction; ; on the film Adaptation’s relationship to Susan Orlean’s, The Orchid Thief; and on virtual time travel through YouTube. His current book project focuses on the contemporary American poets Philip Levine and Gary Snyder. He is also currently at work on a piece that treats Buddhist philosophy in Richard Kelly's film, "Donnie Darko."