Democracy Now! radio/TV host and highly honored journalist Amy Goodman will discuss "Independent Media in a Time of War," on Thursday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m., in the Villard Room of the College Center. Her talk is free and open to the public.
Goodman has won some of journalism's most prestigious prizes, including the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award, the George Polk Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, as well as prizes from the Associated Press, United Press International, and many other organizations. She founded and hosts, with Juan Gonzales, Democracy Now!, a two-hour radio and television program featuring original reporting and interviews with newsmakers, scholars, and ordinary people affected by American foreign policy. The program is produced independently at the Downtown Community Television Center in Manhattan and broadcast on more than 350 Pacifica, NPR, independent, and college radio stations nationwide, as well as on public access, PBS, and satellite television stations. Democracy Now! can also be heard over the Internet at www.democracynow.org.
In addition to serving as host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, Goodman is the coauthor, with her brother David Goodman, of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media that Love Them, published by Hyperion in 2004. Independent bookstores chose her book as the number one political book of the 2004 election season, and Publishers Weekly listed it in the top 50 nonfiction titles of 2004. .
Goodman's lecture at Vassar is sponsored by the Media Studies program, the Helen Kenyon Lecture Fund, the programs in American Culture and Women's Studies and the departments of geology and geography, and sociology.
For more information, please call William Hoynes, professor of sociology and chair of the Media Studies program at (845) 437-7527. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings in the Office of Campus Activities as far in advance as possible, at (845) 437-5370.
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