Carl Stern

Carl Stern
Emeritus Professor of Media and Public Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

Media law, rights and duties of the press, government-media relations, Justice Department issues, Federal Freedom of Information Act.

Carl Stern joined the SMPA faculty in 1996 as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs. Stern was a 30-year veteran journalist for NBC News and former public affairs director for the U.S. Department of Justice. For 26 years, he was NBC's reporting authority on the U.S. Supreme Court and Justice Department.

Stern has won many awards throughout his distinguished career, including a Peabody Award for radio and meritorious service to broadcasting. In 1975, he won the Emmy Ted Yates Award and in 1974 he was nominated for two Emmys for Outstanding Network TV Broadcaster and Outstanding Achievement TV News Specials.


J.D., Cleveland State University, 1966.
J.D., (Honorary) New England School of Law, 1977
J.D., (Honorary) Cleveland State University, 1975
M.S., Journalism, Columbia University, 1959
B.A., Columbia University, 1958.