Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman Discusses Independent and Citizen Journalism April 15

Amy Goodman, the founder of Democracy Now! will discuss her latest book, Breaking the Sound Barrier on Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. in room 127 at Yale Law School. The theme of her talk will be the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. The talk is part of Yale Law School’s Liberty Tree First Amendment Online Colloquium, a series of discussions organized by the Yale Information Society Project and the Knight Law and Media Program.

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Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! airing on more than 800 public television/radio stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for "developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media." The Independent of London named Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration"; pulsemedia.org placed Goodman at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures.

Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book is Breaking the Sound Barrier; she co-authored the first three bestsellers, Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers, with her brother, journalist David Goodman.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Award-winning investigative journalist Amy Goodman breaks through corporate media lies, sound-bites and silence with passionate reporting as host of Democracy Now! Her latest bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier, proves the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. From community organizers in New Orleans, to the victims of torture and police violence, to those struggling to survive in Haiti, we are given the extraordinary opportunity to hear ordinary people standing up and speaking out.

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The series is sponsored by the Liberty Tree Initiative, McCormick Foundation, and the First Amendment Center.

The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School is an intellectual center studying the impact of the Internet and new information technologies on law and society. The Knight Law and Media Program examines the intersection of First Amendment law, media, and journalism.