Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Reminder: Amy Goodman to speak in Athens, air DN! from WOUB studio

The award winning, independent journalist and co-host of Democracy Now! will speak in Athens this Thursday, April 9, at 5 p.m. Amy Goodman will be one of two keynote speakers of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's inaugural Schuneman Symposium.

Goodman's talk will be in Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Goodman is scheduled to televise the Friday, April 10 edition of Democracy Now! from WOUB studios. The program can be viewed locally on or on Link TV on the DIRECTV satellite service (Channel 375), 11-noon, or on Channel 9410 on DISH® NETWORK.

Goodman appeared on WOUB airwaves last night as a guest on Bill Moyers Journal. Watch a replay of the program on the PBS web site.

Goodman has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the George Polk Award, and most recently the Right Livelihood Award -- often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," and the Izzy Award, in honor of muckraking journalist I.F. Stone. Goodman is a role model for independent, critical and courageous journalism. She stands for the idea of socially responsible and ethically oriented media.