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With his customary intelligence and brio, Mitchell Stephens argues for more ambitious, more valuable journalism. Stephens embodies the virtues of his hero Benjamin Franklin, writing with pungent wit and sharp insights. He has mined United States history for telling anecdotes showing that conventional news reporting is insufficient. He boldly makes the case that the interpretation of news could redeem both journalism and journalism professionals; moreover, since wisdom journalism both produces and requires knowledge, his vision sets the course for journalism education.

(Linda Steiner, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland)

Persuasively written and filled with telling examples, Beyond News makes a powerful case for moving beyond the traditional five W's as guidelines for journalists to the five I's of what Stephens calls wisdom journalism: informed, intelligent, interpretive, insightful, and illuminating.

(Loren Ghiglione, Northwestern University)

This engaging book tells us how journalism must change in order to better serve the times--and the public. Stephens calls for interpretation and insight, intelligence, and illumination. Beyond News offers all of these and more. Thought-provoking and a delight to read.

(Geneva Overholser, senior fellow, University of Southern California, Annenberg)

Definitely of value to journalism students, this book will also appeal to those interested in access to informed perspectives and the fate of the "fourth estate."

(Library Journal)

...a feast, intelligent and candidly forthright.

(Publishers Weekly)

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Beyond News does an excellent job of reaching back into the past to find models for future journalism.

(Evan Cornog, coeditor, Columbia Journalism Review Press, and dean of the School of Communication, Hofstra University)
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Product Details

  • Series: Columbia Journalism Review Books
  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231159382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231159388
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Mitchell Stephens published three new books, all of which he had been working on for many years, in 2014:

* Imagine There's No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World -- a history of atheism and its accomplishments (Palgrave Macmillan)

* Beyond News: The Future of Journalism - a historical argument for a wiser journalism, based on research at Harvard's Shorenstein Center (Columbia University Press)

* Journalism Unbound -- a call for journalism and journalism education to aim higher (Oxford University Press)

Professor Stephens is also 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." (A new edition was published by Oxford University Press in 2006.) His well reviewed book, the rise of the image the fall of the word, a historical analysis of our current communications revolution, was published in 1998 and is available from Oxford University Press.

In addition, Professor Stephens has written two textbooks: Broadcast News (now in its fourth edition), long the most widely used radio and television news textbook, and the co-author of Writing and Reporting the News (a third edition of this book was published in 2007 by Oxford).

He is a long-time professor of Journalism at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Institute and has served three terms as chair of the Department of Journalism there. In 2009 he was a fellow at the Harvard's Shorenstein Center, working on a project on the future of journalism.

Over the years, Professor Stephens has written numerous articles on media issues and aspects of contemporary thought for publications such as the Daedalus, New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Columbia Journalism Review. He was one of five editors of the book Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11 (Bonus Books). A new edition of this book will be published by the 9/11 Memorial.

In 2001, Professor Stephens 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." He has been history consultant to the Newseum.

Professor Stephens has been involved in a number of media development projects overseas since 1993 - including two large State Department University-Partnership Grants, which he directed, with Rostov State University in Russia. Professor Stephens has also taught or organized exchanges in Georgia, Ghana and India. He was director of the Russian-American Journalism Institute in Rostov.

In 2006, Professor Stephens won a grant from the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education for research on new models of journalism education.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Humphrey on August 2, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Mitchell Stephens( professor at NYU) has written an important, erudite critique of contemporary print (newspaper) journalism in order to save it from irrelevance. Losing revenue and readers/viewers (online), newspapers are fighting to survive in a media world given over to opinion, both intelligently informative and blindly partisan. He wants to update objectivity, the writing formula that insists on taking quotes from both sides, using highly-placed sources, collecting facts (who, what, where and who, rarely why) and omitting the opinion and judgment of the journalist. Just-the-facts journalism doesn’t excite readers who are left with little understanding of what the facts mean. Gathering facts and presenting them clearly remains important, but Stephens wants “wisdom journalism,” in which journalists are allowed to provide informed, intelligent, interpretive and insightful perspective on current events. Every journalism professor, journalist, editor, and serious student ought to read this compelling book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Drew Jacobs on August 27, 2014
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Let's hope that after reading this book numerous people in the news industry and professors responsible for students studying media will take the advice and run with it. You get a great perspective on where journalism needs to go to survive. Stephens is dead on when he calls for a change from reporting to "sense making". Here is the method to reinvent journalism.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BIRGIT WASSMUTH on April 27, 2015
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A new "classic"! Should be required reading for all journalism majors everywhere.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John on April 7, 2015
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My son enjoyed this book very much.
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