Amy Goodman

Investigative journalist and host of independent news program, Democracy Now!

“Instead of learning from the media what is actually going on in the world, we get static – a veil of distortion, lies, omission, and half-truths that obscure reality…We need a media that creates static of another kind: what the dictionary defines as ‘criticism, opposition, or unwanted interference.’ Instead of a media that covers for power, we need a media that covers the movements that create static—and make history.”

- Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, an independent, award-winning news program aired daily on over 850 radio and television stations in North America. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report challenges mainstream media, providing alternative perspectives and diverse stories to listeners and viewers alike. Goodman has co-authored two books with her brother and investigative journalist, David Goodman. The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media that Loves Them was a New York Times bestseller and their second book, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People who Fight Back, exposes the intimate connection between government and corporate media.