Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! airing on more than 800 public television/radio stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media." The Independent newspaper in Britain named Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration"; pulsemedia.org placed Goodman at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures. Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, proves the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. Call and speak with Amy and Bob.
Join Bob McChesney and John Nichols for a live show on Feb. 21st at the Siebel Center in Urbana. Admission is free. http://will.illinois.edu/site/headline/come-to-media-matters-live-event/
Barry C. Lynn is director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative, and a senior fellow in the New America Foundation's Economic Growth Program. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (Wiley 2009) and End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation (Doubleday 2005). This is a live show - call and comment!
Sut Jhally is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF). He is one of the world's leading scholars looking at the role played by advertising and popular culture in the processes of social control and identity construction. The author of numerous books and articles on media(including The Codes of Advertising and Enlightened Racism) he is also an award-winning teacher (a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts, where the student newspaper has also voted him "Best professor"). In addition, he has been awarded the Distinguished Outreach Award, and was selected to deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2007. Call and comment!