Mitchell Stephens is a forward-thinking journalist and professor who challenges traditional rules and, in this podcast, he delivers insight on the changing world of journalism and what it means to all of us.
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.
Mitchell 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 a history consultant to the Newseum.
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Think Like A Journalist Quote
“The flight from journalist institutions has much to do, obviously, with what everyone assumes to be bleak futures within them.” That’s from an article published in January 2014 by author Michael Wolfe that discusses the rise of “personal brand journalism”.
Become an expert on something.
Writing a book on the history of journalism: A History Of News.
Brand Journalism Advice
- In journalism: be creative, experiment, and challenge the rules.
- Become an expert in something.
- Provide not just the basics of journalism but also expert analysis.
- Innovate and invent your own job.
The Rise Of Non-Traditional Media And Brand Newsrooms:
ProPublica (independent, non-profit newsroom)
Books, Documentaries, Internet TV Channel
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, And Coming Of Age In The Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Documentary: Harvest Of Shame by Edward R. Murrow, CBS
Journalism Unbound by Mitchell Stephens
Beyond News: Future Of Journalism by Mitchell Stephens
A History Of News by Mitchell Stephens
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