Media Matters - November 23, 2008

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation

Our guest this week is regular guest, and friend of the show, John Nichols. Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers.

Media Matters - November 16, 2008

Diane Farsetta and Judith Siers-Poisson of the Center for Media and Democracy

Our guests this week are Diane Farsetta and Judith Siers-Poisson of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).

The Center for Media and Democracy investigates and exposes public relations spin and propaganda, and promotes media literacy and citizen journalism, media "of, by and for the people." The CMD's programs include PR Watch, a quarterly investigative journal; six books by CMD staff; Spin of the Day; the Weekly Spin listserv; and, Congresspedia andSourceWatch, part of their wiki-based investigative journalism collaborative to which anyone can contribute.

The CMD's weekly audio roundup, The Weekly Spin, airs locally on WRFU, 104.5FM Urbana, at 4:20pm Saturdays and Sundays. 

Media Matters - November 09, 2008

Independent Journalist Aaron Glantz

Our guest this week is Aaron Glantz. Glantz is an independent journalist who specializes on the impact of war on those who have experiened it directly: soldiers and civilians, aid workers and journalists. Aaron reported extensively from inside Iraq from 2003 to 2005 and has been covering veterans' issues since his return to the United States.

Glantz is the author of forthcoming book, The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle against America's Veterans (University of California Press). In addition, he is author of the San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, How America Lost Iraq (Tarcher/Penguin), and co-author most recently of Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan (Haymarket).

Media Matters - November 02, 2008

David Sirota

Journalist David Sirota discusses what to expect from the 2008 election

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