September 25, 2008
Joshua Holland is a senior writer and editor at AlterNet.org, a two-time Webby Award winner and one of the top-ranked online magazines for progressive news and views and . Twice recognized by Project Censored, he’s also a recipient of a Schumann Foundation grant for independent journalism. Holland’s writing focuses on foreign policy, economic issues, immigration and electoral politics, and he edits AlterNet’s immigration, foreign policy and corporate accountability and workplace coverage. He holds a B.A. in international relations with a focus on international political economy from the University of Southern California.
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Marcy Wheeler holds a PhD in comparative literature and has, in her career, provided a variety of documentation consulting to Fortune 100 businesses. Marcy put both of those experiences to use in her political blogging starting in 2003, first at Blogging of the President, The Next Hurrah, and now at Emptywheel. She is best known for her blogging on the CIA Leak case, about which she wrote a book entitled Anatomy of Deceit.
Marcy writes full time on abuse of power, secrecy, media, and the rule of law at her blog emptywheel.firedoglake.com, an affilliate of FireDogLake. She also contributes to the Guardian online. Her live-blogging of the Scooter Libby trial was celebrated as one of the first news stories in which coverage from a team of bloggers surpassed the quality of coverage offered by the traditional media.
Marcy academic work examined the way a particular form of literary essay, the feuilleton, has served as an alterative public sphere during times of political polarization or censorship.
Marcy lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with her husband and dog.
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