Mitchell Stephens

Articles on Media:

"Call for an International History of Journalism," American Journalism, forthcoming.

"Why There Are So Many Doors in Movies: Codexes, Ligatures and the Internet," Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 2000.

"Highlight of Journalism: Inventing Reporting in Eighteenth Century England," messaGe (German media magazine), January 2000.

"Hidden Cameras in the United States," messaGe (German media magazine), January 2000.

"The History of Television," Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, 2000 edition.

"The Constancy of News," Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 1999.

"The Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century," messaGe (German media magazine), August 1999.

Book review: "Media Technology and Society: A History From the Telegraph to the Internet," Media History, forthcoming.

"The Future of the Internet: Which Communications Revolution Is It Anyway," Journalism Quarterly, Spring 1998 (cover story).

"Digital Wizards and Composite Reality," Chronicle of Higher Education, January 9, 1998.

Digital manipulation of images, Media Studies Journal, Spring 1997.

"On Shrinking Soundbites," Columbia Journalism Review, September/October 1996.

Book review: Media and Revolution, edited by Jeremy D. Popkin, Journalism History, Winter, 1995.

"Radio: From Dots and Dashes to Rock and Larry King," New York Times, November 20, 1995.

"La historia ampliada del periodisme," Treballs de Comunicacio (Barcelona), October 1994.

"Let Pictures Speculate, Just Like Words," Newsday and New York Newsday, February 24, 1994.

"Newspaper" -- 10,000 word essay for Collier's Encyclopedia, first published in 1994 edition.

"The New TV (Ads and the Future of Television)," The Washington Post, April 25, 1993.

"About Rupert Murdoch," Newsday and New York Newsday, April 2, 1993.

"Rock of Ages," The Washington Post, February 28, 1993.

Book review: Life After Television, by George Gilder, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 19, 1992.

"Blackboards and Billboards," New York Newsday, June 16, 1992.

Book review: Making Local News, by Phyllis Kaniss, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 26, 1992.

Book review: The Vox Dei: Communication in the Middle Ages, by Sophia Menache, Journalism Quarterly, Winter 1991.

"La Influencia Internacional del Periodismo Norteamericano," ABC (Madrid), October 29, 1991.

"The Death of Reading," Los Angeles Times Magazine, September 22, 1991. Reprinted Fast Times, November/December 1991.

"Why the Protest Against the Gulf War Fizzled," Newsday and New York Newsday, March 27, 1991.

"Onward to 2000: Steel yourself against the hubbub," Chicago Tribune, February 16, 1990; also appeared under the title "Get ready for the new millennium," in Philadelphia Inquirer, February 15, 1990.

Book review: The Yellow Kids: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, Newsday, August 27, 1989.

"It's News, But Is Steinberg Case Significant?" New York Newsday, December 20, 1988.

"Tabloid Time Line," Seven Days, June 1, 1988.

"Sensationalism and Moralizing in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Newsbooks and News Ballads," Journalism History, Winter-Autumn 1985.

"John Peter Zenger Fought for Freedom We Must Still Protect," Newsday, August 2, 1985.

"Floyd Abrams: The Lawyer with Press Appeal," cover story, Washington Journalism Review, with Esther Davidowitz, April 1985.

"Abe Rosenthal: The Man and His Times," cover story, Washington Journalism Review, with Gerald Lanson, July/August 1983.

"The Counterpunch Interview," with Eliot Frankel, Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 1983.

"'Trust Me' Journalism: Increasing Analysis and Interpretation in the Daily Press," with Gerald Lanson, Washington Journalism Review, November 1982.

"Can UPI Be Turned Around?" Columbia Journalism Review, September/October 1982.

"Clout: Rupert Murdoch's Political Post," Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1982.

"An Analysis of News Media Coverage of Issues at Three Mile Island," with Nadyne Edison, Journalism Quarterly, summer 1982.

"Jello Journalism: Why Reporters Have Gone Soft in Their Leads," with Gerald Lanson, Washington Journalism Review, April 1982 (Note: According to Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute, this article has appeared on more newspaper bulletin boards than any other journalism review piece.)

Book review: Media the Second God, by Tony Schwartz, Washington Journalism Review, March 1982.

"Crime Doesn't Pay, Except on the Newsstands," Washington Journalism Review, December 1981.

"Prostrate before prestigious awards, some journalists can lose persective," with Eliot Frankel, syndicated to Knight-Ridder newspapers, Winter 1981.

Book review: Before the Colors Fade, by Harry Reasoner, Washington Journalism Review, October 1981.

"Prize and Prejudice: the Journalism Awards Racket," with Eliot Frankel, Washington Journalism Review, September 1981.

"More 'Jimmy' Fallout (Michael Daly and Teresa Carpenter)," Washington Journalism Review, July/August 1981.

"In Broadcast Journalism Training, Whose Calling the Kettle Black?" Journalism Educator, April 1981.

"All the Obscenity that's Fit to Print," with Eliot Frankel, Washington Journalism Review, cover story, April 1981, reprinted in volume of Social Issues Resources Series.

"Coverage of Events at Three Mile Island," with Nadyne Edison, Mass Comm Review, Fall 1980.

"Post Election Rap," Soho News, November 19, 1980.

"Foggy Days at the Times," Columbia Journalism Review, November/December 1980.

"A Date with Jody Powell," New Times, May 13, 1977; excerpted, Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1977.

"The Election According to Murdoch," with Joshua Mills, MORE, November 1977.

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