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

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer 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 Goodman’s talk will be the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. The talk is sponsored by the Information Society Project and the Knight Law and Media Program. It is free and open to the public.

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, syndicated columnist, and author. Her news program, Democracy Now!, airs on more than 800 TV and radio stations in North America. 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.”

Breaking the Sound Barrier, a New York Times bestseller, is a collection of Goodman’s best online articles highlighting the voices of ordinary people—from community organizers in New Orleans, to the victims of torture and police violence, to those struggling to survive in Haiti. Goodman is also co-author, with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of three other New York Times bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.