House Oversight & Gov Reform Comm. FOIA Is Broken: A Report

Note: this report is viewed as partisan (see: Benton Foundation headlines: )

FOIA Is Broken: A Report

PCIM: Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2015 are now officially open

From Jeff Cohen:

Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2015 are now officially open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College

This year’s Izzy Award will be given for work published, broadcast or posted in 2015 by an independent media outlet, journalist or producer. The award may relate to a single piece or a body of work. Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by the January 18, 2016, deadline. The judges may also nominate. Nominations should be submitted via a brief e-mail (250 words or less) that includes supporting web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at

Joining PCIM Director Jeff Cohen on the judges panel for the eighth year in a row are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.


Democracy Now!: Goodman’s interview with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi,

I only have a very short time to speak, so I have a specific suggestion for the United Nations. I demand that the United Nations, through a convention, encourage all countries to reduce their military budgets by 10 percent and use it for the education and welfare of the people. And I want to ask the United States and the Western world to throw books at people. You will see that we will have a better world in the future.

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Democracy Now!

I’ll second the motion!

New Library Books — take a look!

The new library books by subjects list contain many newly loaded ebooks.

Take a look:

Park Center for Independent Media: NAOMI KLEIN & DAVID SIROTA SHARE IZZY AWARD!

Here is the lede paragraph:

ITHACA, NY — Author Naomi Klein and investigative reporter David Sirota are sharing the seventh annual Izzy Award presented by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in independent media and journalism.

Read the full announcement — and learn more about the Izzy Award on the PCIM website:

Congratulations to Klein and Sirota!