Philip Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Journalism, and formerly the Knight Chair in Journalism, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His other former positions include the Director of News and Circulation Research for Knight-Ridder, Inc., and Washington Correspondent for the Akron Beacon Journal.

His publications include the 2004 book The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age and Precision Journalism, now in its fourth edition. His essay “Saving Journalism” makes the case that although “journalism is being phased out,” society at large would do well to keep what it can of the profession’s social responsibility.

Meyer holds a B.S. from Kansas State University, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, 1966-67.