BA Poly Sci, SUNY Oneonta, 1972
M.S. Journalism, Boston University, 1974
Ph.D. American Studies, NYU, 1985
Office: CSB 48
Phone: (845) 257-3460
"I worked for nearly as a decade as a reporter, editor, and investigative reporter for the Staten Island Advance, a daily newspaper in New York city. I have written extensively for magazines and wrote for eight years a newspaper column about freedom of speech."
Mass Media Law
Press in America
Public Affairs Reporting
Honors: Media in America
I have been a journalist and an author of books about journalism's history and its role and place.
Awards, Honors & Recognition
"I have won numerous awards including, Frank Luther Mott Book Award, best journalism-mass communication book in America, 2003; Second Prize, Column writing in New York State, Associated Press, 1999; First prize, Distinguished column writing, New York Newspaper Publishers Association, 1998; Runner-up Finalist, Scripps-Howard National Journalism Awards, Edward Willis Scripps Award for the First Amendment, 1996; Honorable Mention, Intellectual Freedom Award, New York State Library Association, 1996; Runner-up Finalist, Scripps-Howard National Journalism Awards, Edward Willis Scripps Award for the First Amendment, 1994; John Peter Zenger Award, New York State Bar Association, Best commentary on legal issues in New York State, 1994; John Peter Zenger Award, New York State Bar Association, Best commentary on legal issues in New York State, 1993; Fulbright Scholar, Royal University at Utrecht, the Netherlands for Spring 1991; Fellowship, Outstanding Journalism Educators, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, May 1989."
My most recent book is a biography:_ Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist._
Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations
"I have been actively involved with the Association for Education in Journalism, the America Journalism Historians Association and the Investigative Reporters and Edtiors."