Snider has a Ph.D. in American Government from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.
Automating watchdog reporting COMMENTARY | July 22, 2009 Standardized smart data input and straight-forward, computer-programmed analysis will make conflicts of interest leap out at reporters, writes J. H Snider.
Taking steps to deal with media parasitism COMMENTARY | June 27, 2009 As non-profit journalism grows in importance, donors and practitioners should adopt and enforce standards that give credit to sources instead of pilfering their ideas and riding roughshod over them.
Free riding: a deeply embedded media tradition COMMENTARY | June 22, 2009 Scholar J.H. Snider balks on hearing new media practitioners characterized as parasites or leeches and reaches deep down to expose longstanding, not very upfront behavior on the part of old media reporters and editors. (First of two parts)
The switch to digital TV—an early bailout that went awry COMMENTARY | June 12, 2009 If Congress gets to seriously consider bailing out the newspaper industry, the press and the public should keep in mind the costly mistakes in the government’s bailout of the local, over-the-air TV broadcast industry.
Is the spectrum just too complex for reporters? ASK THIS | February 21, 2008 The electromagnetic spectrum is incredibly valuable, worth perhaps a trillion dollars. But its parts are auctioned off cheaply or given away by the government to a few knowledgeable people who then make fortunes. And the story is just about never reported.