Columbia University, New York, New York ~Professor of Journalism. Sociologist who focuses on journalism and its history and public culture. Taught at the University of Chicago (1976-1980) and the University of California, San Diego (1980-2009). Author of seven books and editor of three others concerning the history and sociology of the American news media, advertising, popular culture, Watergate, and cultural memory. Has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Resident Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a MacArthur Fellow. In 2004, received the Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award from the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association and the International Communication Association. Articles have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The Wilson Quarterly, and The American Prospect. Has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Financial Times, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.