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Jack Mitchell

Jack Mitchell

Public broadcasting, not-for-profit media, media ethics

Emeritus professor, journalism and mass communication School of Journalism and Mass Communications Work: 608-263-1740 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • History, philosophy and current issues in public and community broadcasting
  • Application of public broadcasting not-for-profit model to the current crisis facing newspapers and other journalistic media
  • Professional responsibilities of those who work in journalism, public relations and advertising.


  • First employee, National Public Radio; first producer, "All Things Considered"; board chair, NPR, director of Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Founding board secretary of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting, which is attracting national attention by pioneering a not-for-profit model for investigative journalism
  • Author, "Listener Supported: The Culture and History of Public Radio"
  • Recipient of highest awards of NPR and Wisconsin Public Radio