Contributor

Jeff Cohen

Author and media critic

<a href="http://jeffcohen.org/">Jeff Cohen</a> is a journalist, media critic and founding director of the <a href="http://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/independentmedia/">Park Center for Independent Media</a> at Ithaca College. In 1986, he founded the media watch group <a href="http://www.fair.org/index.php">FAIR</a>. His latest book is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/097606216X/ref=nosim/104-4389651-4839160?n=283155 ">"Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media"</a>. He was a "Donahue" senior producer at MSNBC, and an on-air commentator on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. His columns have been published in dozens of dailies, including USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Atlanta Constitution -- and on independent sites such as CommonDreams, Truthout and AlterNet. In the mid-1990s, he co-wrote the nationally syndicated "Media Beat" column (with Norman Solomon), which appeared in such dailies as Seattle Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Minneapolis Star Tribune. In 2003, he was the communications director of the Kucinich for President campaign.