Amy Goodman Biography
Amy Goodman was born in Bay Shore, NY, she is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. She is famous for receiving numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for “special achievement in independent media”.
Amy Goodman Age
Goodman was born on April 13, 1957, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, USA.
Amy Goodman Family
Amy Goodman was born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the USA to George Goodman, an ophthalmologist and a founding member of the Long Island chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Dorothy Goodman a literature teacher and later a social worker co-founded a local chapter of the SANE/Freeze peace group. She has a brother David Goodman an investigative journalist and has co-authored books with her.
Amy Goodman Height
Amy Goodman stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
Amy Goodman Image
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Amy Goodman Net Worth
Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, investigative reporter, syndicated columnist, and author who has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Amy Goodman Quotes
- The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It’s not our job to cozy up to power. We’re supposed to be the check and balance on government.
- War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
- We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
Amy Goodman Books
- Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America 2016
- The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope 2012
- The Occupy Handbook 2012
- Breaking the Sound Barrier 2009
- Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times 2008
- Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back 2006
- The Exception to the Rulers 2004
- Botulinum Toxin Type A in the Management of Cerebral Palsy 2002
Amy Goodman Today Show
- Democracy Now
Amy Goodman Email
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Amy Goodman East Timor
Amy Goodman investigated and covered the East Timor independence movement.
Amy Goodman YouTube
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Amy Goodman Twitter
Amy Goodman Interview
What will you talk about while you’re here in Buffalo?
I’m going to talk about the importance of independent media in a time of war and climate change. How critical it is that we have a media that, when we cover war, our coverage is not brought to us by the weapons manufacturers. That when we cover climate change, our coverage is not brought to us by the oil, gas, and coal companies. That when we cover healthcare, our coverage is not brought to us by the insurance industry or Big Pharma. I will talk about how much in this current environment we need independent media.
I will talk about our coverage of the hurricanes that have slammed into the United States and devastated our states, from Harvey to Irma to Maria, which has just devastated Puerto Rico. And I’ll talk about everything from the climate chaos that has caused the fires happening in northern California, where I just returned from, and where the context for the catastrophe there is entirely unreported in major media. When I go to these places I ask: Where are the network anchors? Where are the meteorologists? I’m talking about FOX, I’m talking about MSNBC, I’m talking about CNN. Our people are on the ground there, and we talk to others who are on the ground doing advocacy, and we don’t see the major media doing the same work, and that speaks volumes.
And I’ll talk about how the people we bring on the program provide essential context to these big stories, and how the major media forgoes that context because they allow debate where informed people don’t. How will they make these connections—the hurricanes, the fires, these seemingly disparate events—if they don’t assume the totally settled science that is climate change? This, climate chaos, is apparent, but we are subjected over and over to a narrative that almost denies the evidence unfolding before us.
Democracy Now! reports on, and relies on for content, the work of advocacy groups. How does that work? How do you choose stories? How do you analyze them?
We are all about movements that are standing up for a sustainable planet. Like my experience covering the movement at Standing Rock, the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a years-long effort which drew together people who did not call themselves protesters but rather water protectors. And who faced off against sheriffs. I’ll talk about the day of the dog, September 13, 2016, when DAPL guards let loose dogs on nonviolent protesters. We posted a film of that dog with blood on its mouth, and there were more than 14 million views. Any corporate news executive would drool at that attention. It gives the lie to the idea that no one cares about climate change, that no one cares about these stories. They do.
When folks talk about the war on journalism now, what does that mean to you? Is there an opportunity? What are the lurking dangers, what are the opportunities?
Right now we have an oppositional press critical of Donald Trump precisely because he is critical of them. He has had the press in this crosshairs. And that has created a surge in critical journalism that is welcome. But still, when it comes to climate change, there is very little resistance, and when it comes to war, there is very little criticism. I’m actually surprised that Trump continues to attack the media as he has because I think if he stopped, the media would be very less critical of him. The proof of that is in the media’s coverage of the war in Syria. When the US bombed a Syrian air base at the beginning of the Trump presidency, you had Brian Williams praising the beauty of the US armaments. He described them in almost poetic language. That was MSNBC. That’s not FOX. The next day Fareed Zakaria said Donald Trump became president last night. That is how easily our major media comes over to the party line.
Democracy Now! broadcasts on 1,400 stations across the country, audio, and video. Not in Buffalo, and that’s a long-simmering discussion here. How important is that traditional media reach for you?
It’s a testament to the hunger for independent voices. We began in 1996, with 14 stations carrying us. Then, on September 11, 2001, we were the closest to that devastation and our coverage was widely carried, and as a result, our very critical coverage of the run up the first Iraq war was widely carried too. Since then we have continued to find a wider and wider audience seeking news that they know is independent-minded, that is not beholden to corporate sponsorship, and that focuses very closely on issues of importance to them.
Traditional media is important because we know we have to reach out to people where they are. We know we can’t count on them to come and find us. We’d love to be on the air in Buffalo, and I’m sure we’d find a regular audience there.
The Western New York Peace Center marks its 50th anniversary on the evening you’ll be speaking at its annual gala. It has been active without a break since 1967. Say something nice about these folks.
Happily, organizations like the Western New York Peace Center, people who are single-mindedly dedicated to creating a better world, a more peaceful world—they are not just our audience, they are the people who create the stories we cover. We have covered their work, in fact, including their advocacy against drone warfare. I’m proud to be a part of this event, to talk to and with people who are committed to peace and justice and a better society.