Fairness & Accuracy in the Media

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Jeff Cohen

At a time when the “news” media has become entertainment, fake facts abound, investigative journalism withers and the president attacks the media as the enemy, more than ever we need a bold, independent media. Media critic Jeff Cohen opens a discussion on the media situtation today, both indy and corporate.

Cohen is a journalist, media critic, professor, and the founder of Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). He is also the author of numerous books on the media, most recently Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. Over his many productive years as a journalist Jeff Cohen has worked for MSNBC as senior producer of Phil Donahue's show (until the invasion of Iraq forced it off the air), a co-host of CNN's Crossfire, as well as a regular panelist on FNC's Fox News Watch. Currently he is associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College, where he holds an endowed chair and is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media.

 

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more