Salon: JFK Jr. was the first reality TV star.

Salon: JFK Jr. was the first reality TV star.
Joan Walsh looks at JFK Jr.’s media-saturated life and death–plus other news-driven media events–and compares them to current examinations of “the blurred boundaries between news, entertainment and so-called reality TV.”

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.