Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman to appear at Carleton College

April 30, 2017

Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist and host of Democracy Now!, will appear Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Carleton College Skinner Memorial Chapel. Currently on a North American tour, Goodman will be joined by colleague and Democracy Now! co-founder Denis Moynihan, who together wrote the New York Times bestsellers, “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope” (Haymarket Books, 2012), and most recently “Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America” (Simon & Schuster, 2016), now out in paperback and available for purchase at the event. This appearance, which will include a booksigning, is free and open to the public.

In more than 20 years of reporting, Democracy Now! has covered the social movements that are now forming the groundswell of opposition to the Trump administration; movements long ignored by the corporate media but central to Democracy Now!’s daily journalistic focus. Goodman will speak about increased threats to freedom of the press and the importance of a truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.

Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a daily international television/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations and the internet. An acclaimed international journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize; a lifetime achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the George Polk Award; Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting; the Thomas Merton Award; the Right Livelihood Award; and the Izzy Award.

In 2012, Goodman received the Gandhi Peace Award for a “significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace.” The author of six bestselling books, in 2016 she was criminally charged in connection with her coverage of protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. The charges, condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were dismissed on October 17, 2016.

This event is sponsored by Critical Conversations at Carleton. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-7498. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and College Streets in Northfield.