Fran Stern is an award-winning broadcast, online and print journalist. During her decades at CBS News, ABC News, and local and regional radio and television newsrooms in southern New England, she covered stories and issues ranging from town government to Congress, from lost dogs to international assassinations, from NIMBY politics to national political conventions. Recognized as a pioneer in online journalism, Prof. Stern was a senior executive at the Prodigy online service, taking Prodigy from R & D to a commercial enterprise. Named a College of Arts and Science outstanding teacher, Prof. Stern has been teaching journalism at NYU since 1994. Many of her former students now work at the most respected news media in the country. She also teaches print and broadcast journalism at Fordham University. Prof. Stern holds an MS in journalism from Boston University.