Stephen Bates
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Stephen Bates


Journalism and Media Studies
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Stephen Bates teaches First Amendment law and other classes. He is the author, co-author, or editor of five books, most recently An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press (Yale University Press, 2020), which received the Goldsmith Prize from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. His work has appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Law and Policy, International Journal of Communication, and First Amendment Law Review, as well as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Wilson Quarterly. Bates has also been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies, and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.


J.D.: 1987, Harvard Law School