The Media Freedom Foundation (MFF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2000 to support First Amendment organizations and investigative research. The MFF raises funds for and works closely with Project Censored, and other investigative research and media related organizations.
Project Censored spokespersons are frequently sought-after expert sources on topics including free speech challenges, media literacy and ethics, journalism, new media, and the intersections of media, politics, and culture
Mickey Huff is the third director of Project Censored, founded in 1976, and the president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. Since 2009, he has coedited the annual volume of the Censored book series for Seven Stories Press in New York, now in partnership with The Censored Press, the Project’s new publishing imprint. He has contributed numerous chapters to these works since 2008. His most recent books include United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what we can do about it), co-authored with Nolan Higdon, published by City Lights Books in San Francisco (2019) and Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2021, co-edited with Andy Lee Roth (2020). In 2019, he was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, for their annual James Madison Freedom of Information, Beverly Kees Educator Award. He continues to co-author articles on media and propaganda for several scholarly journals and news publications, as well as book chapters. He co-directed Project Censored’s latest documentary on fake news and critical media literacy, “United States of Distraction: Fighting the Fake News Invasion,” edited and narrated by Abby Martin (2020). His next publications include Project Censored’s State of the Free Press 2022, co-edited with Andy Lee Roth (The Censored Press/Seven Stories Press, 2021); and a forthcoming textbook fusing critical thinking, conflict management, and constructive communication practices through a critical media literacy lens titled, Let’s Agree to Disagree, co-authored with Nolan Higdon (Routledge, 2022).
Huff is professor of social science, history, and journalism at Diablo Valley College where he co-chairs the History Area and is chair of the Journalism Department. He has been a lecturer in communications at California State University, East Bay and has taught sociology of media at Sonoma State University. Huff is executive producer and host of The Project Censored Show, a weekly syndicated public affairs program he founded with former Project Censored director Peter Phillips in 2010. The program originates from the historic studios of KPFA, Pacifica Radio, in Berkeley CA, and airs on 50 stations around the US and is also now a podcast online.
Additionally, Huff sits on the board for the nonprofit Behind the Headlines and serves on the editorial board for the journal Secrecy and Society. For the past several years, Huff has worked with the national outreach committee of Banned Books Week, working with the American Library Association and the National Coalition Against Censorship, of which Project Censored is a member. He is a co-founding member of the Global Critical Media Literacy Project and is on the advisory board at Credder.com, which is a crowd contested media, interactive platform online that allows users to rate news articles and sources for trustworthiness using critical media literacy skills. He has been interviewed by numerous media outlets around the world and is regularly invited to give lectures and workshops at conferences and other public events regarding critical media literacy, propaganda, and censorship issues as well as contemporary historiography in the US. He is a longtime musician and composer and lives with his family, and two heavy metal pets (Lemmy the dog and Ozzy the cat) in Fair Oaks, California. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Andy Lee Roth is the associate director of Project Censored. He coordinates the Project’s Campus Affiliates Program, a news media research network of several hundred students and faculty at two dozen colleges and universities across North America. His research and writing have been published in a variety of outlets, including Index on Censorship, In These Times, YES! Magazine, Media, Culture & Society, and the International Journal of Press/Politics. He earned a PhD in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in sociology and anthropology at Haverford College. Roth serves on the board of the Media Freedom Foundation.
Adam Armstrong is a multifaceted professional with a diverse background in International Relations and Political Science. His career has been characterized by a deep commitment to community development, activism, and conservation, earning him recognition on both local and international stages. During his tenure as a Community Economic Development Specialist in the Peace Corps, Adam was not only a tireless advocate for the indigenous community he served, but also gained widespread acclaim for this dedication. His impactful work in this role was featured in local and international publications, shedding light on the positive changes happening within this small village nestled deep within the Panamanian jungle.
Adam’s passion for storytelling and advocacy also found expression in the world of documentary filmmaking. He played a pivotal role in the creation of the award-winning film “El Cacao,” which offered a poignant glimpse into the life of a cacao farmer who resided within the very community Adam dedicated nearly three years of his life during his Peace Corps service.
Adam’s activism extended to environmental conservation, where he successfully led a campaign in collaboration with The Friends of the Gualala River. This campaign prevented a large wine maker from clear-cutting redwoods on the picturesque California coast, preserving the natural beauty of the region. In addition to his contributions in the non-profit sector, Adam is the founder of Mutari Chocolate. What began as a small, traditional “bean-to-bottle” artisan hot chocolate company quickly grew to receive recognition from prestigious entities such as the Lincoln Motor Company and the iconic London based Harrods department store. Various publications have also celebrated Mutari Chocolate’s artisanal offerings.
Adam’s commitment to media literacy and responsible journalism led him to work with Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation. Starting as an intern in 2006, he has since taken on numerous pivotal roles within the organization. As the Project Censored Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Media Freedom Foundation Treasurer, he oversees the financial aspects and daily operations of these critical organizations. His responsibilities encompass web development, fundraising, business administration, and graphic design. Leading a dedicated team, Adam’s overarching goal is to educate the public about the indispensable importance of critical media literacy.
Adam Armstrong’s remarkable journey through community development, documentary filmmaking, artisanal chocolate, and media literacy advocacy showcases a remarkable commitment to making a positive impact on society at large. His career continues to exemplify a dedication to positive change and a passion for storytelling that inspires others to engage in meaningful action.
Shealeigh Voitl holds a BA in Journalism and Media Communication from North Central College, where she first began her research with the Project alongside Steve Macek. In addition to her regular contributions to the Censored yearbook series, Shealeigh released her sophomore EP The Whole Sun Balancing Upon My Knees in February 2022 and continues to work on new music. She currently lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
Reagan Haynie holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University and has a strong commitment to freedom of expression and anti-imperialist journalism. In 2022, she joined the Project as an intern, where she wrote several independent news articles, some of which made it onto the Top 25 List. Additionally, Reagan co-authored the Junk Food chapter for the annual yearbook and provided editing support for books published by the Censored Press. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Kate Horgan holds a BA in Communication and a BS in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she began her work with the Project under the guidance of Allison Butler. Kate co-authored The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People (2022), writing a chapter on representation in the media. In the summer of 2022 Kate joined Project Censored as a Summer Intern and has continued her work with the Project ever since.
Eleanor Goldfield is a creative radical, journalist and filmmaker. Mutual aid and community organizing are cornerstones of Eleanor’s work and personal life, informing both her journalistic and artistic projects.
Her written and photo journalism has appeared in independent publications across the U.S. and internationally. She is one of the 2020 recipients of the “Women and Media Award” presented by The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press. Recently, she released her first solo EP, titled “No Solo,” after more than a decade fronting the political hard rock band Rooftop Revolutionaries.
Her recent documentary film, “To The Trees” covers forest defense tactics in Northern California and our relationship to nature. Her first documentary “Hard Road of Hope” covers the radical history and present struggles in West Virginia and has been widely acclaimed.
Currently, Eleanor is the co-host and associate producer of the Project Censored Show, and co-host of the podcast Common Censored along with Lee Camp.
Allison Butler is a Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Advising, and the Director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA, where she teaches courses on critical media literacy and representations of education in the media. Butler co-directs the grassroots organization, Mass Media Literacy, where she develops and runs teacher trainings for the inclusion of critical media literacy in K-12 schools. She holds an MA and a PhD from New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and books on media literacy, most recently, Educating media literacy: The need for teacher education in critical media literacy (Brill, 2020) and Key scholarship in media literacy: David Buckingham (Brill, 2021).
Kenn Burrows, MPH has been a health consultant and college educator for over thirty years, and a core faculty member of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) at San Francisco State University since 1995. Nationally known for his commitment to an integral approach to health studies, Burrows is a strong advocate for integrating the personal, environmental, social, and political aspects of health. His dedication to an expanded model of healthcare is reflected in numerous educational and outreach activities, including: founding and directing The Holistic Health Learning Center, a unique interdisciplinary library and community action center for HH students at SF State. Since 1997 he has taught the popular course: Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives—which explores evolutionary history and the world’s wisdom traditions with applications for today’s global challenges and post-modern society. Since 2004 he has produced: The Future of Health Care, a national conference held biennially at the university. The 2016 conference: Re-Visioning Human Potential, Education and Healthcare was co-hosted by The Society for Humanistic Psychology. Since 2001, the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence—a 64-day (1/30-4/4) educational campaign showing how nonviolent behavior can empower our personal and collective lives.
He is also a member of the executive board of Media Freedom Foundation which oversees Project Censored, a national effort educating the public about media censorship and critical media literacy. In this capacity, Mr. Burrows and his students have been regular contributors to the annual book published by Project Censored: Censored—The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of the Year.
Prior to coming to SF State, Mr. Burrows taught at Foothill Community College for twelve years and operated Stress-Care, a corporate training and consulting company. His current research and teaching interests include: holistic philosophy (inquiry into the complexity, vitality and beauty inherent in nature/whole systems), stress and self-care skills, and dialogic methods and appreciative inquiry to support positive social capacity in groups and individuals.
Ben Boyington, M.Ed. (@BenBo370), is a teacher and media literacy advocate based in New Hampshire. Outside the classroom explorations of media, English, film, and history that Boyington creates with his students, he is interested in the integration of critical media literacy education from kindergarten through doctoral studies. In pursuit of this interest, he designs workshops and trains teachers in media literacy strategies and concepts, working both on his own and with Drs. Allison Butler and Nolan Higdon at Mass Media Literacy. Boyington founded his high school media studies work on the idea that skepticism and activism are essential to citizenship. He believes that depth of understanding comes from integration, design, and teaching others, and that heutagogy is more important than pedagogy. His research into the 1:1 screen initiative is published in Media Education for a Digital Generation (Routledge, 2016).
Nolan Higdon is a founding member of the Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas, Project Censored National Judge, author, and university lecturer at Merrill College and the Education Department at University of California, Santa Cruz. Higdon’s areas of concentration include podcasting, digital culture, news media history and propaganda, and critical media literacy. All of Higdon’s work is available at Substack. He is the author of The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education (2020); Let’s Agree to Disagree: A Critical Thinking Guide to Communication, Conflict Management, and Critical Media Literacy (2022); and The Media And Me: A Guide To Critical Media Literacy For Young People (2022). Higdon is a regular source of expertise for CBS, NBC, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
Dr. Steve Macek is a Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at North Central College in Illinois. There, he teaches courses on the First Amendment, journalism history, media policy, media criticism and urban studies. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Communication and Democracy and the steering committee of the Union for Democratic Communication.
Macek is a frequent contributor to Project Censored’s yearbooks and co-coordinator of the Project’s Campus Affiliates program. He is also the author of Urban Nightmares: The Media, the Right and the Moral Panic over the City (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), a critical analysis of media discourse about American cities, “urban problems” and the urban poor in the 1980s and 90s. His scholarly essays about Chicago’s radical and alternative press have been published in A.R.E.A. and in the collection A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of US Communication since WWII (Marquette University Press, 2011). His op-eds, commentaries and articles on censorship, academic freedom, media regulation and politics have been published in a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites including The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Columbus Dispatch, The News and Observer, The Seattle Times, The Nashville Tennessean, The Madison Capital Times, Truthout, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Academe Blog, Z Magazine and Ms. Magazine.
Macek is currently working on two books, one about the rightwing media’s attack on colleges and universities, Clickbaiting the Academy: The Conservative Campus Outrage Machine and What We Can Do To Combat It (Routledge, forthcoming 2023), and the other a volume about censorship worldwide, Censorship, Digital Media and the Global Crackdown on Freedom of Expression (Peter Lang, forthcoming 2023), co-edited with Robin Andersen and Nolan Higdon. In the future, he plans to publish a history of film censorship in the city of Chicago, a subject he has been researching for over a decade.
A longtime member of the American Association of University Professors, Macek is past-President of North Central’s AAUP chapter and a member of the executive committee of the Illinois State Conference of the AAUP.
Doug Hecker was born in San Francisco, CA in 1966 and moved to Petaluma in 1971 where he currently lives. Doug has been married to Marlene for 22 years and has three children, Davis, Madelyn, Dawson, and has a horse, two goats and a dog. Doug has been coaching youth sports for over 17 years including baseball, soccer, basketball and cycling. He studied communications, sociology, investigative journalism, screenwriting and film while attending Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Ca. It was there where he attended the Project Censored class taught by the former director, Peter Phillips. Doug graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Doug and his film partner, Christopher Oscar, released their documentary film in 2013, Project Censored The Movie, which has won several awards at film festivals, including Best Directors of a feature documentary at the Madrid International Film Festival in Spain. Doug has been a realtor for over 17 years. Doug’s favorite things to do are: anything and everything w/his family, cycling, motorcycles, coaching youth sports, camping and backpacking and working around his house. Doug has been contributing a percentage of every real estate transaction to the Committee on the Shelterless (C.O.T.S.) in Petaluma for over 12 years.
Veronica Santiago Liu is the founder and general coordinator of the collective that operates Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, a nonprofit bookstore and community space in Washington Heights, NYC. Prior to that she was managing editor then senior editor for more than a decade at Seven Stories Press, where she currently contributes as editor at large. Veronica was the former in-house editor of the Project Censored yearbooks at Seven Stories Press.
T. M. Scruggs is professor emeritus in ethnomusicology at the University of Iowa, who has published in print, audio, and video format on Central American, Cuban, and Venezuelan music and dance and US jazz. He is involved in community radio in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the United States, including the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) Local Station Board, and the Pacifica National Board. Scruggs serves as the executive producer for The Real News Network and as a board member of Truthout and the Media Freedom Foundation.
In 1976, Dr. Carl Jensen founded Project Censored at Sonoma State University as a media research program with a focus on student development of media literacy and critical thinking skills as applied to the news media censorship in the US. Each year the Project researches, vets, and compiles the Top Twenty Five most censored and under-reported news stories in the US, and offers scholarly analysis and critiques, which are published by Seven Stories Press.
Sociologist Dr. Peter Phillips became director in 1996 and continued to expand the annual book and educational outreach. In 2000, the Project came under the oversight of the non-profit Media Freedom Foundation, founded by Jensen and Phillips, to ensure its independence.
Peter Phillips is a Professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University since 1994, former Director of Project Censored 1996 to 2010 and President of Media Freedom Foundation 2003 to 2017. He has been editor or co-editor of fourteen editions of Censored, co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney 2006, editor of two editions of Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism 1999 & 2004. He was a co-host of the weekly Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio with Mickey Huff 2010 to 2017 originating from KPFA in Berkeley and airing on forty stations nationwide. He teaches courses in Political Sociology, Sociology of Power, Sociological of Media, Sociology of Conspiracies and Investigative Sociology. He was winner of the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in 1997 for Best Political Book, PEN Censorship Award 2008, Dallas Smythe Award from the Union for Democratic Communications 2009, and the Pillar Human Rights Award from the National Associations of Whistleblowers 2014. He lives in a redwood forest near Bodega California with his wife Mary Lia.
Mischa Geracoulis is a media professional, serving as the Curriculum Development Coordinator, also working in outreach, on the annual yearbook, and as Project Judge. Mischa serves on the editorial boards of the Censored Press and The Markaz Review. Her journalistic and educational work focuses on the intersections among critical media and information literacy, human rights education, democracy and ethics, prioritizing issues on truth in reporting, press and academic freedom, the protracted disinformation campaign against the Armenian Genocide, and diasporic identity and culture. Mischa holds an MA in education concentrated in critical pedagogies and media studies, and a BA in international development concentrated in the MENA/SWANA regions.
Robin Andersen is a writer, commentator, and award-winning author. Professor Emerita of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. She edits the Routledge Focus Book Series on Media and Humanitarian Action. Her forthcoming books are Death in Paradise: A Critical Study of the BBC Series and Censorship, Digital Media, and the Global Crackdown on Freedom of Expression. She writes regularly for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
avram anderson is a collection Management Librarian, at the California State University, Northridge. A member and advocate of the LGBTQI+ community researching LGBTQ bias and censorship. Co-author of The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People (2022) and “Censorship by Proxy and Moral Panics in the Digital Era,” in Censorship, Digital Media, and the Global Crackdown on Freedom of Expression (forthcoming). They also contribute to the Index on Censorship, In These Times, and Truthout.
Heidi Boghosian is an attorney and activist. Author of Spying on Democracy (2013) and I Have Nothing to Hide: And 20 Other Myths About Surveillance and Privacy (2021), as well as several articles on the policing of First Amendment-protected activities. Co-host of Law & Disorder Radio.
Oliver Boyd-Barrett is a professor Emeritus of Media and Communications, at Bowling Green State University and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Most recent publications include Conflict Propaganda in Syria: Narrative Battles (2022), Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change (2020), RussiaGate and Propaganda (2020), and Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis (2017).
Elliot D. Cohen is a professor of Philosophy and chair of the Humanities Department, at Indian River State College. Editor and founder of the International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Recent books include Making Peace with Imperfection (2019), Counseling Ethics for the 21st Century (2018), Logic-Based Therapy and Everyday Emotions (2016), and Technology of Oppression: Preserving Freedom and Dignity in an Age of Mass, Warrantless Surveillance (2014).
Brian Covert is a journalist, author, and educator based in Japan. Worked for United Press International (UPI) news service in Japan, as a staff reporter and editor for English-language daily newspapers in Japan, and as contributing writer to Japanese and overseas newspapers and magazines. Contributing author to past editions of the Censored yearbook series. Teaches journalism at Doshisha University in Kyoto.
Geoff Davidian is an investigative reporter, publisher, editor, war correspondent, and educator. He has taught journalism in the US, UK, and India and reported on international terrorism, Middle Eastern affairs, Congress, local government corruption, and breaches of legal and judicial ethics, for which he twice received the Gavel Award from the State Bar of Texas. Founding publisher and editor of the Putnam Pit.
Robert Hackett is a professor Emeritus of Communication, at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Co-founder of NewsWatch Canada (1993), Media Democracy Days (2001), and OpenMedia.ca (2007). His eight books on media and politics include Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives (with S. Forde, S. Gunster, and K. Foxwell-Norton, 2017) and Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication (with W.K. Carroll, 2006). Winner of the 2018 SFU Award for community impact. He writes for thetyee.ca, nationalobserver.com, rabble.ca, and other media.
Kevin Howley is a professor of Media Studies at DePauw University. Before joining academia, he worked in community media as a trainer and producer. In addition to his record of peer-reviewed scholarly publication, he has worked as a newspaper columnist, radio broadcaster, and video producer. His current research and teaching interests include participatory media, multimodal writing, and critical utopianism.
Nicholas Johnson is the author of, How to Talk Back to Your Television Set (1970) and nine more books, including Columns of Democracy (2018) and What Do You Mean and How Do You Know? (2009). Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (1966–1973); Professor, University of Iowa College of Law (1981–2014, media law and cyber law). More at nicholasjohnson.org.
Charles L. Klotzer is the founder, editor, and publisher emeritus of St. Louis Journalism Review and FOCUS/Midwest. The St. Louis Journalism Review has been transferred to Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is now the Gateway Journalism Review. Klotzer remains active at the Review.
Nancy Kranich is a teaching Professor, in the School of Communication and Information, and special projects librarian, at Rutgers University. Past president of the American Library Association (ALA), member of ALA’s Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor, and convener of the ALA Center for Civic Life. Author of hundreds of publications including Libraries and Democracy: The Cornerstones of Liberty (2001), “Adventures in Information Policy Wonderland” (2019), and “Libraries: Reuniting the Divided States of America” (2017).
Deepa Kumar is a professor of Media Studies, at Rutgers University. Award-winning scholar and activist. Author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike (2007), Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (2012), and about 75 journal articles, book chapters, and contributions in independent and establishment media. Past president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union.
Martin Lee is an investigative journalist and author. Co-founder of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting and former editor of FAIR’s magazine, Extra! Director of Project CBD, a medical science information nonprofit. Author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific (2012), The Beast Reawakens: Fascism’s Resurgence from Hitler’s Spymasters to Today’s Neo-Nazi Groups and Right-Wing Extremists (2000), and Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond (with B. Shlain, 1985).
Peter Ludes is in Visiting Positions in Sociology at the Universities of Newfoundland and Amsterdam; Professor of Culture and Media Science at the University of Siegen (Germany); Visiting Positions at Harvard, Mannheim, and Constance; and Visiting Research Professor in Comparative Cultures at the University of Cologne, since 2018. Professor of Mass Communication, Jacobs University, Bremen, 2002–2017. Founder of the German Initiative on News Enlightenment (1997) at the University of Siegen. Recent publications on brutalization and banalization (2018) and collective myths and decivilizing processes (with Stefan Kramer, 2020).
William Lutz is a professor Emeritus of English, at Rutgers University. Former editor of the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak. Author of Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living: How Government, Business, Advertisers, and Others Use Language to Deceive You (1989), The Cambridge Thesaurus of American English (1994), The New Doublespeak: Why No One Knows What Anyone’s Saying Anymore (1996), and Doublespeak Defined (1999).
Concha Mateos is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Studies, Department of Communication Sciences, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain. Journalist for radio, television, and political organizations in Spain and Latin America. Academic researcher and activist. Coordinator for Project Censored research in Europe and Latin America.
Daniel Müller is the Head of the Postgraduate Academy at the University of Siegen, in Germany. Researcher and educator in journalism, mass communication studies, and history at public universities for many years. Has published extensively on media history, media–minority relations in Germany, and nationality policies and ethnic relations of the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet successor states, particularly in the Caucasus. Jury member of the German Initiative on News Enlightenment.
Michael Ravnitzky is an attorney, writer, editor, engineer, and Freedom of Information Act expert who has developed tools to broaden access to public records in the public interest.
Paul Street is a researcher, award-winning journalist, historian, author, and speaker. Author of ten books to date: This Happened Here: Neoliberals, Amerikaners, and the Trumping of America (Routledge, October 2021); Hollow Resistance: Obama, Trump and the Politics of Appeasement (CounterPunch, 2020); They Rule: The 1% vs. Democracy (2014); Crashing the Tea Party (with Anthony R. DiMaggio, 2011); The Empire’s New Clothes (2010); Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (2009); Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis (2007); Still Separate, Unequal (2005); Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post–Civil Rights America (2005); and Empire and Inequality (2004). He writes regularly for CounterPunch.
Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld is an Emmy Award-winning television producer. Former press secretary to Betty Ford and special assistant to the President; author, First Lady’s Lady. President of DC Productions Ltd. Creator of Snippets of Wisdom. Director of community relations of Phyto Management LLC and Maryland Cultivation and Processing LLC.
Rob Williams is the founding president of the Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME). Teaches media, communications, global studies, and journalism at Champlain and Saint Michael’s Colleges and Northern Vermont University. Author of numerous articles on critical media literacy education. Publisher of the Vermont Independent online news journal. Author of The Post (Truth) World (2019) and Media Mojo! (2020), and co-editor of Media Education for a Digital Generation (with J. Frechette, 2016) and Most Likely to Secede (with R. Miller, 2013), about the Vermont independence movement.
Jack L. Nelson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus, in the Graduate School of Education, at Rutgers University. Former member, Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, American Association of University Professors. Recipient, Academic Freedom Award, National Council for Social Studies. Author of seventeen books, including Critical Issues in Education: Dialogues and Dialectics, 9th ed. (with S. Palonsky and M.R. McCarthy, 2021) and Human Impact of Natural Disasters (with V.O. Pang and W.R. Fernekes, 2010), and about 200 articles.