Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin has been engaged in American culture and politics as both an activist and critic since the 1960's. He has written on issues ranging from student activism and community life, to analyses of journalism, television and our culture at large. His book, The Whole World is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left is recognized as a landmark work in media sociology. Gitlin has continued to write extensively on many aspects of the mass media and journalism in works including Inside Prime Time and Media Unlimited. His history, The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, is widely used in college classrooms. In addition, his articles on anti-Americanism, patriotism and war in the wake of September 11 were widely distributed and quoted. [+]