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Stevens Media Consulting In the News

May 2, 2023 Judge Joanne Stevens designated First Place tie-breaker, Business Reporting - Nation Magazine Category - for the annual 2023 New York Press Club Awards.

May 19, 2022  Judge Joanne Stevens designated First Place tie-breaker, Feature Reporting- Science Medicine and Technology, National Magazine Category for the annual 2022 New York  Press Club Awards.  This year’s task posed a considerable challenge- delegating a winner amid 4 highest-ranked submissions. 

August 15, 2021   Judge Joanne Stevens again designated First Place tie-breaker, Business Reporting- Print Category for the annual 2021 New York Press Club Awards.

August 15, 2020    Judge Joanne Stevens designated First Place tie-breaker, Business Reporting- Print Category for the annual 2020 New York Press Club Awards.

Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood Will Moderate CNBC’s GOP Debate: Click here for the article.

Joanne Stevens Announces New SMC Responsive Website and Blog Series: Click here for the article.

Difficulty breathing while speaking on TV or radio?  You could be breathing wrong. Click here to learn more.

Excellence in Journalism Conference 2012 Invites Joanne Stevens to Present a Half-Day Workshop: Unlock Your Potential

Special Pre-Conference Workshop Series, Sept. 19, 2012.  Conference sponsored by Society of Professional  Journalists in conjunction with the RTDNA. 

The Sweet Science- Sci Fi Channel’s New Slate of Series Tractor Beams Young Demos by Megan Larson, Media Week, November 20, 2000

He hears dead people: (Stevens’ client) John Edward is the host of Sci Fi’s Crossing Over, one of the network’s first original cult hits.”

Little Things Mean a Lot- The Most Mispronounced Words and How to Say Them Correctly, Bottom Line Personal, February 15, 1998

Joanne Stevens is interviewed on proper word usage and pronunciation. Among her favorites: short-lived, free (not ‘for free’) and reticent.

Novice Newscasters Get Voice Therapy - Coaches Ease the Diction Minefield
by Andrew Jacobs, The New York Times, June 16, 1997

Article features text and photo of Joanne Stevens coaching an undisclosed network correspondent.

Michael Capek Wins NYU’s Professor of the Year 1996

Dr. Capek is Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications, Stern Graduate School of Business. As part of his curriculum Dr. Capek had Joanne Stevens present 2 consecutive lectures on the media.

PBS NEWTON’S APPLE Chyron Credit: Production Direction- Joanne Stevens
1996 Season 14 of the Emmy Award winning science series.

In the Footsteps of Jennings, Brokaw and Rather, The New York Times, December 17, 1995

The paper features ABC News client Michelle Norris.

Stressbusters- “Is that thing on?” How to Survive the Media’s Glare by Neal Santelmann, Forbes FYI, November 20, 1995

The author interviews Joanne Stevens for tips and comments on the relationship between business and the media.

Local Newspeople on the Move by Josef Adalian, New York Post, September 14, 1995

The paper announces four NY1 clients moving to local and network broadcast news.

Fast Track Must Reading, Broadcasting & Cable, May 22, 1995

Joanne Stevens, Media Consultant, joins Your Money Minute (radio spots airing daily on CBS Radio Network affiliates), New York, as Senior Editor, radio scripts.

A Rolls-Royce Voice for the News.. In Person: Ann Taylor by K.C. Swanson, National Journal, April 22, 1995

Feature article on Stevens’ client Ann Taylor, NPR

Willow Bay Rising: TV’s Morning Star, New Woman Magazine, April, 1995

Cover Story on Stevens’ client Willow Bay, ABC News

Squad Squad Report by William Safire, New York Times Magazine, 1994

Mr. Safire devotes 2 columns to Joanne Stevens’ query about the correct use of the terms ‘free’ and ‘for free’.

HER BIG BREAK- Tabitha on ‘Today’ by Michele Greppi, New York Post, December 8, 1992

MTV client Tabitha Soren adds contributing NBC correspondent to her responsibilities.

I Survived a Media Feeding Frenzy by Maria Eftimiades, Inside Media, November 18, 1992

People Magazine client Eftimiades wrote the book “Lethal Lolita”, chronicling the Amy Fisher scandal.

Pop Music, The New York Times, November 1, 1992

The paper features Prince. His band, The New Power Generation, is an SMC client.

Hey, PBS, No One’s Hotter than Potter by David Bianculli, New York Post, March 26, 1992

Mr. Bianculli writes about Dennis Potter (author of ‘The Singing Detective’ and ‘Pennies from Heaven’) and refers to Stevens’ client Allen Havey: “… When he visited New York in January to attend the opening of the museum retrospective, one of his longest and most revealing TV interviews occurred in the unlikely setting of Allen Havey’s ‘Night After Night’ on Comedy Central…”.

‘Five-Minute Director’ Panelists Offer Tips From Real Situations by Amy Beer, International Television Association, September-October 1991

“Produced by speech and broadcast consultant Joanne Stevens, the panelists grappled with problems such as getting a good performance out of an amateur…”. Article detailing Stevens’ guest-lecture for ITVA.

Helping Amateurs to Perform by Richard Leonard, International Television Association, January-February 1990

“… Neither Bill Murray nor Dan Ackroyd is anywhere in sight. So who ya gonna call? Maybe Joanne Stevens…”. Article detailing Stevens’ guest-lecture for ITVA.

Political Odd Couple: Downey and Gore by Myron S. Waldman, Washington Bureau, Newsday, November 2, 1987

“…Downey is so close to the campaign that he is even reported to have recommended that Gore go to a speech coach in Manhattan to improve his talents in debate and on the stump… Despite the denials, the coach in question, Joanne Stevens, said that she had indeed been approached by Gore’s office ‘about working with him but [we] have not yet arranged an appointment.’ Stevens, who has worked with such politicians and retired athletes as Jeff Ruland, Mickey Mantle and Bob Cousy, said that if Gore hires her, he would be her first presidential candidate….”.

Moffett Gets Good Grades In TV Debut by James Endrst, TV Critic, The Hartford Courant, November 5, 1986

“… But Moffett has made remarkable progress since his crash course in broadcasting began a few weeks ago. Gone were the verbal trip-ups, the monotonous monotone, the frozen smile… Credibility. That’s the best that former congressman Toby Moffett could have hoped for Monday night as he made his debut as the new co-anchor on WVIT’s revamped news shows at 6 and 11 p.m. And credible he was… When the camera turned to Moffett, whose eyes wandered from time to time, he didn’t look entirely relaxed. But who could blame him? Though a bit ashen in the opening moments, he showed considerable poise and grace under pressure as the newscast continued…”.

HOW NOW, BROWN COW? TV Voice Coach Fills Airwaves with Graduates by Phil Mushnick, New York Post, August 29, 1986

The reporter writes a feature article on Joanne Stevens.

Mantle Works Hard at New Occupation by Stan Fischler, Sunday Freeman, April 6, 1986

“When Joanne Stevens speaks, Mickey Mantle listens……”. Mr. Fischler features Joanne Stevens and her work with Mantle.

The CBA’s Voice, The Sporting News, January 6, 1986

Joanne Stevens serves as a judge for the Continental Basketball Association’s search for a color commentator. Other panelists include Billy Cunningham, the former Philadelphia 76ers coach and current college basketball commentator; CBS sportscaster Dick Stockton; and ESPN executive Steve Bornstein.

Mantle’s Swing Works in Booth by Gerald Eskenazi, TV Sports, The New York Times, June 11, 1985

“…Mantle is being helped by Joanne Stevens, a broadcasting coach. “The girl isn’t trying to teach me not to talk like an Okie or a Texan, but where to look when a camera is on me,” said Mantle, who was born in Spavinaw, Okla. “I’m trying to learn. I don’t want to sound like a hick.”

Amateur Hour Gives CBA a Voice by Stan Isaacs, TV Sports, Newsday, November 11, 1984

“… A late scratch as a judge was Marv Albert, who asked out because of a sore throat; not, he said, because of the presence of TV consultant and voice coach Joanne Stevens, a judge who said she looked for pacing, enthusiasm and inflection in an announcer…”.