New York City, USA
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, an independent, daily news program airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. She co-writes a syndicated weekly column with Denis Moynihan (also produced as an audio podcast), for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting. Goodman has co-authored five New York Times bestsellers: The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope (2012); Breaking the Sound Barrier (2009); Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2009); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006); and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004). The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also 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.” Her numerous other awards include the Park Center for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone; the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award; the George Polk Award; Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for International Reporting; Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award; and the first ever Communication for Peace Award, given by the World Association for Christian Communication.