Faculty Profile

Mitchell Stephens

Mitchell Stephens is the author of A History of News, an extended history of journalism that has been translated into four languages and was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year." His latest book, the rise of the image the fall of the word, a historical analysis of our current communications revolution, was published by Oxford University Press. Professor Stephens is also the author of Broadcast News, the most widely used radio and television news textbook, and the co-author of Writing and Reporting the News. In recent years, he has written numerous articles on media issues and aspects of contemporary thought for publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and The Columbia Journalism Review.

Professor Stephens recently completed a trip around the world, during which he reported on globalization for the public radio program "Marketplace" and the webzine Feed and wrote essays on travel for LonelyPlanet.com. His commentaries have aired on NPR's "On the Media." Professor Stephens has been history consultant to the Newseum.