Editorial Advisory Board

Progressive Media Project Advisory Board 2008:

  • Patricia Aufderheide is a professor of communications at American University in Washington, D.C. She is the author of The Daily Planet: A Critic on the Capitalist Culture Beat.
  • Jeff Cohen was one of the founders of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) and is a frequent commentator on radio and TV.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich is a well-known essayist and social critic. She writes for many newspapers and magazines including The Progressive, The New York Times, and The Nation. She wrote Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, and her most recent book is Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy.
  • Mike Ervin is a Chicago-based writer and disability-rights activist with ADAPT. He is also the producer of "The Strength Coach," a nationally syndicated radio talk show.
  • Laura Flanders is the host of GRITtv and "RadioNation." She's also the author of BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species, and Blue Grit.
  • Herbert Chao Gunther is president and CEO of Public Media Center, a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit strategic marketing, advocacy and communications agency.
  • Chester Hartman is the director of research at the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, D.C.
  • Allen Hunter, Chair, is a senior research scholar at the International Center for Advanced Studies (NYU).
  • Sam Husseini is communications director at the Institute for Public Advocacy.
  • Manning Marable is the director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University.
  • Elizabeth Martinez is the author of 500 Years of Chicano History and De Colores Means All of Us: Latina Views for a Multi-Colored Century. She co-founded and directs the Institute for MultiRacial Justice, a resource center to help build alliances between peoples of color.
  • Salim Muwakkil is a senior editor at In These Times magazine in Chicago, as well as a contributor for The Chicago Tribune.
  • Robert W. McChesney is a professor at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. He is the president of Free Press, a national media reform organization. His most recent book is The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communications Politics in the Twenty-First Century.
  • Erik Ness, a freelance writer, was the founding editor of the Progressive Media Project.
  • John Nichols is the associate editor for The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, and the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine.
  • Michael Omi is a professor of Asian-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Mark Anthony Rolo is the former education director at the Native American Journalists Association. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Holly Sklar is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Her latest book is Raise the Floor: Wages and Policies That Work for All of Us.
  • Gar Smith, the Editor Emeritus of Earth Island Journal, currently serves as editor at the Pesticide Action Network. He edits The-Edge.org, an online environmental newsmagazine and is co-founder and Web editor of Environmentalists Against War.
  • Denice Zeck is the executive director of American Forum, a national clearinghouse for editorial opinion. She is the author of Op-Eds: A Cost Effective Strategy for Advocacy.