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Stephen Menick

Teaches IMC 634 - Digital Storytelling

Stephen Menick is a three-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. Specializing in short-form storytelling, he has written and produced hundreds of mini-docs, TV spots and promos for PBS, nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations and federal agencies. For several years he wrote, produced and directed spots for national advertising campaigns for the American Red Cross. He was a segment producer for the Emmy-awarded “My Generation,” airing on PBS, and his television awards include three regional Emmys, three CINE Golden Eagles, a Gold PROMAX North America and many Peer Gold awards from the Washington, D.C., media community.

Stephen’s latest work includes a series of branding videos for the University of Maryland, University College.

His young-adult novel, “The Muffin Child,” was published in 1998 by Philomel Books, a Penguin-Putnam imprint. His short fiction, essays and articles have appeared in the Iowa Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, Village Voice and London Magazine, and his fiction awards include a National Book Award nomination and two Pushcart Prize Special Mentions.

The diplomas are tucked away somewhere, but he holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, as well as master’s degrees in philosophy and literary analysis from the University of Paris.

Stephen keeps his edge by never going to the computer to write or a shoot to direct without wondering whether he can pull it off. He’d like to think the work speaks loudest.

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