A frequent print, broadcast and online media critic, Overholser currently holds the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting for the Missouri School of Journalism in its Washington, D.C., bureau. She was editor of The Des Moines Register from 1988 to 1995, which under her leadership won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service and earned her the accolades "Editor of the Year" by the National Press Foundation and "Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review.
This week our guest is John Stauber. Stauber founded the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media & Democracy and its newsmagazine PR Watch in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin. He has since served as the Center's executive director and has co-authored six books including the 2003 New York Times bestseller Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq. He is an investigative writer, public speaker and democracy advocate.
This week our guest is Danny Schechter, founder of Media Channel. He is the author of “Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the Iraq War” (archive from March 25, 2007)