Amy Goodman (April 13, 1957 - ..)
Born: 13th April, 1957
Nationality: American
Profession/Occupation: Journalist
Region: New York, "Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report"

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Amy Goodman, (born April 13, 1957, Bay Shore, New York, U.S.), American journalist, columnist, and author, best known as the cofounder and host of Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report, a liberal-progressive daily news program produced in New York City. It is syndicated on radio and television in the United States and broadcast on the Internet.

Goodman grew up on Long Island, New York, and graduated from Harvard University in 1984 with a degree in anthropology. For the next decade, she worked as a producer and news director at the New York outlet of Pacifica Radio, a noncommercial, listener-funded network with a liberal-progressive political orientation.

In 1996 Goodman cofounded Democracy Now! as an alternative to what she and others perceived as an insular and ineffective mainstream press that was beholden to corporate sponsors. Goodman anchored the Democracy Now! daily one-hour broadcast and was also the program's executive producer. Under her leadership, the show became the fastest growing independent news source in the United States, boasting syndication on more than 750 radio and television stations by the first decade of the 21st century.

Goodman's investigative journalism in East Timor and Nigeria earned her the 2008 Right Livelihood Award, an award often referred to as an alternative Nobel Prize, marking the first time a journalist had been so honoured. However, her work also occasionally led to legal difficulties. Notably, in 2016 her coverage of protests against construction of a pipeline in North Dakota led to a criminal trespass charge, after state prosecutors claimed that she "was not acting as a journalist." The trespass charge was soon dropped, but Goodman then was accused of rioting. The case was dismissed by a judge.

She coauthored the best-selling books The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006); Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008); and Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America (2016).

Top 9 Amy Goodman quotes

War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
Coverage
Generals
Government
More
Parade
Posing
Reporters
Retired
Should
Than
War
I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
Journalist
Learned
Politician
Ridiculous
Right
Right track
Says
Track
Years
You
Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
Barrier
Break
Corporate
Doing
Go
Independent
Media
Networks
Refuse
Silence
Sound
Where
The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
Absolutely
Balance
Check
Cozy
Democracy
Essential
Government
Job
Media
Our
Power
Supposed
Up
We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
Allowed
Jobs
Journalists
Protect
If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.
Activists
Covering
Descended
Equal
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Party
Reporters
Street
Tea
Tea party
Them
Wall
Wall street
Would
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Actual
Earnings
Investors
Involves
Money
New
Off
Paying
Rather
Scheme
Taken
Taking
Than
Them
Beyond the borders of wealthy countries like the United States, in developing countries where most people in the world live, the impacts of climate change are much more deadly, from the growing desertification of Africa to the threats of rising sea levels and the submersion of small island nations.
Africa
Beyond
Borders
Change
Climate
Climate change
Countries
Deadly
Developing
Developing countries
Growing
Impacts
Island
Levels
The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change.
About
Change
Climate
Climate change
Critical
Educating
Media
News
News media
Play
Public
Role

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