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Danny Schechter
MediaChannel.org / Globalvision
New York, NY

http://www.mediachannel.org
danny@mediachannel.org
575 Eight Ave. -- #2200
New York, NY 10018
Work: 212-246-0202


Photo Linked From: http://www.global-vision.org/wssd/wssdgifs/schechter.gif

Summary:
global democratic media network/exploring citizen involvement

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FROM THE INTRODUCTION TO A Dec., 18, 2005 AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH SCHECHTER CONDUCTED BY Robert McChesney:
"The founder and executive editor of MediaChannel.org, Danny is a television producer, independent filmmaker and media critic. He is the author of numerous books, including "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" and "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the War on Iraq." He is the co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company. Previously, Schechter was a civil rights activist, an assistant mayor of Detroit, a producer for CNN and a producer for ABC's 20/20 where he won two National News Emmys. His writing has appeared in leading newspapers and journals including The Nation, Nesday, Columbia Journalism Review, Village Voice, and many others. Most recently, Schechter is the author of "The Death of Media: And the Right to Save Democracy" and the forthcoming "When News Lies."

FROM THE GLOBALVISION WEBSITE:

"Danny Schechter is the founder and Executive Editor of The Media Channel (www.mediachannel.org), and the founder and Executive Producer of Globalvision, Inc. (which has no affiliation with Global Vision Corporation or this web site). He is an award winning broadcast and print journalist, and the author of various books including 'Media Wars', 'The More You Watch, The Less You Know', and 'News Dissector: Passions, Pieces, and Polemics.' "

In November, 2005, Schecher's latest book, "Death of Media: And the Fight to Save Democracy," is slated for publication.

See Schechter: 'More watch dog, less lap dog'
During The Media Center's Whose News? Media, Technology and the Common Good seminar, MediaChannel Executive Editor Danny Schechter talks about his film WMD: Weapons of Mass Distortion and some immediate steps mainstream media can take right now to help improve its situation.

Below excerpted from http://www.globalvision.org/who/who.html:

Co-founded by award-winning journalists Rory O'Connor and Danny Schechter, Globalvision is a full-service, independent, international media company specializing in information, entertainment and educational programming. For more than a decade, Globalvision has produced highly acclaimed newsmagazines, nationally televised specials, cutting edge documentary films, leading Web sites, public service campaigns, and a wide variety of corporate communications tools and strategies.

Our clients range from mainstream media outlets such as CBS News, Time Warner, Disney, Nippon Television, Universal Pictures and many others, to prominent foundations and non-profits such as The Gates Foundation, the Open Society, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Amnesty International and UNICEF, to labor unions and corporations such as the United Auto Workers, The Body Shop, the Coca-Cola Company and Reebok International.