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Sep 1 2012

In Memoriam:

Alexander Cockburn and Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal speaking in 2009--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Asterix611

FAIR recently lost two of its mentors. On July 21 came the unexpected death of radical journalist Alexander Cockburn, who was one of two or three writers to whom FAIR most owes its existence. Cockburn inspired a revival of hard-hitting political media criticism in the Village Voice’s Press Clips column, which he launched in 1973; he moved his assault on the Fourth Estate to the Nation in 1983. Part of his appeal was simply how well he wrote: He had a voice that was effortlessly stylish, boundlessly informed, savagely funny and unapologetically left. He once recalled C.L. Sulzberger (New York […]

Aug 30 2012

2010 FAIR Sustainers

Your generous donations have topped the goal for our year-end fundraising! We are incredibly grateful for the overwhelming show of support. In 2011 we’ll keep fighting corporate media misinformation…thanks to you! If your name was missed, or if you wish to be removed from the list, please contact FAIR Watchdog $1000+ Matt Clark Warren Habib Francis Hagan Michael Protzel FAIR Gadfly $500-999 Judith Belzer & Michael Pollan The Bungie Foundation Xan Gregg Stephen Hillyer Roger Myers Kathleen Naureckas Chris Orr Peter Sills David Suisman Peter Thompson FAIR Advocate $250-499 Joani Blank Jonathan Breslau Alan Carlson Mary Cleveland Thomas Cramp […]

Aug 30 2012

Staff Biographies


FAIR staff are available for speaking engagements on a variety of key media issues. To contact by email: use first initial (no space) last Janine Jackson Program Director and CounterSpin Producer/Host Janine Jackson is FAIR’s program director and and producer/host of FAIR’s syndicated radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR’s newsletter Extra!, and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the ’90s (Westview Press). She has appeared on ABC‘s Nightline and CNN Headline News, among other outlets, and has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public […]

Aug 30 2012

Thank you for your support!

For more than 25 years, FAIR has consistently worked to hold U.S. corporate media accountable to the public.  FAIR never accepts advertising dollars or other influence that would compromise our independence–which means our ability to do this important work depends on the generosity of people like you. Your support makes a difference. A tax receipt will be emailed to you shortly. Please print it out for your records. In order to save valuable resources, we will not mail you a paper copy unless you email a request to Please continue to explore all our website has to offer. FAIR’s monthly […]

Aug 30 2012

Make a gift of stock

Make a Gift of Stock! Donating stock offers incredible tax benefits:If you own shares of stock that have appreciated in value, upon selling the stock you would be required to pay capital gains tax. If you instead donate this stock, you avoid paying the tax while benefiting a worthwhile organization. (This applies for stocks you own for more than one year.) To give a gift of stock, simply ask your broker to transfer the shares to FAIR using the following information. Merrill Lynch 301 Tresser Blvd. 10th Floor Stamford, CT 06901 Account Contact: Dominick Derosa Contact Phone Number: 800 234 […]

Aug 30 2012

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Plan for the future, today. You can make a lasting gift to support FAIR’s critical media monitoring by planning your giving for the future. Bequest Name FAIR as a beneficiary in your will or designate a portion of your estate to go to FAIR. You can name a general percentage or a specific sum according to your wishes. You can use the following sample language in your will. I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to FAIR: A. _______ % of my estate B. the amount of $_______ C. ______ shares of stock in (name of stock) D. Real […]

Aug 30 2012

Find a Station Near You!

About | Current Shows | Program Archives | Find a Station | Podcast | Bring CounterSpin to Your Station FAIR on the air! CounterSpin, FAIR’s radio program is hosted by Janine Jackson. CounterSpin features the same hard-hitting media criticism that you find on FAIR’s website and in Extra!, the newsletter of FAIR. Please urge radio stations in your area to air the half-hour show. Listen online now.  Learn more about bringing CounterSpin to your station or a station near you. Email Deborah Thomas [e-mail: dthomas (at) fair (dot) org] to report schedule changes for CounterSpin. View Larger Map List of […]

Aug 30 2012

Bring CounterSpin to Your Station

About | Current Shows | Program Archives | Find a Station | Podcast Bring CounterSpin to Your Station CounterSpin isn’t on a station near me. What can I do? I want to bring CounterSpin to my radio station. What should I do? We rely on listeners and supporters of the show to help spread the word. If you’d like to hear CounterSpin on a station in your area, call them and let them know. Tell them that CounterSpin is available every week on the Public Radio Satellite System (Fridays at noon Eastern Time, A71.5M). For stations that don’t have satellite […]