Mitchell Stephens


Mitchell Stephens, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at New York University, is the author most recently of the rise of the image the fall of the word, published by Oxford University Press. This book uses a historical analysis of earlier communications revolutions to argue that the artistic and intellectual potential of moving images is just beginning to be realized. Prof. Stephens book, A History of News, has been translated into four languages and was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." He is also the author of the most widely used television and radio journalism textbook, Broadcast News, and co-author of a newspaper textbook, Writing and Reporting the News.

Prof. Stephens has written articles on aspects of contemporary thought and on media issues for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. He has recorded commentaries for NPR�s On the Media and worked for NBC News. Prof. Stephens was history consultant to the Newseum in Arlington, Virgina, and recently directed NYU�s effort to select the "top 100 works of journalism of the 20th century."

From December 2000 through August 2001, Prof. Stephens is traveling around the world on a reporting trip. (See His articles on globalization are appearing in Feed. He is writing regular essays on travel for And his commentaries on globalization are being aired on "Marketplace" on public radio.

Mitchell Stephens is a graduate of Haverford College and UCLA. He lives in Alpine, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.

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