JEFF COHEN - Media Critic/Educator

After Biden's ABC Interview, It's Time to Pull the Emergency Cord (7/6/24)
After Disastrous Debate, Urgent Calls Grow for Biden to Step Aside (Interview, 7/3/24)
Magical Thinking About Biden May Not Save Us From Another Trump Presidency (1/11/24)
Jon Stewart for president? (Interview, 12/3/23)
Democratic Establishment Seems Ready to Lose With Biden in 2024 (11/6/23)
That Other War: Open Letter About Ukraine to Progressives in Congress (10/16/23)
Progressives: Don't follow RFK Jr. down the rabbit hole (10/4/23)
The Climate March, Joe Biden and AOC's Dubious Endorsement (9/19/23)
-———— Prof. Cohen's 2017 Indy Media Course Blog ————-

Media critic Jeff Cohen was founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he was an associate professor of journalism. He founded the media watch group FAIR in 1986, and cofounded the online activist group in 2011. Cohen has coproduced documentary movies, including "The Corporate Coup D'Etat" and "All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone." He is the author of Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. He has been a TV commentator at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and was senior producer of MSNBC's Phil Donahue primetime show until it was terminated three weeks before the Iraq invasion. His columns have been published online at such websites as, HuffPost, CommonDreams and Truthout--and in dozens of dailies, including USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Atlanta Constitution and Miami Herald.

Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media

WATCH Jeff on Democracy Now! about Cable News Confidential

WATCH "Information Wars" on corporate media (from Jackson Browne's album Looking East)

Wizards of Media Oz
Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News
w/Norman Solomon
Common Courage Press

The Way Things Aren't
Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error
w/Steve Rendall et al, New Press

Through the Media Looking Glass
Decoding Bias and Blather in the News
w/Norman Solomon
Common Courage Press

Adventures in Medialand
Behind the News, Beyond the Pundits
w/Norman Solomon
Common Courage Press