Eric Alterman

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Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He is also “The Liberal Media” columnist for theNation, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and the Nation Institute and the World Policy Institute in New York, as well as former columnist for the Daily Beast, the Forward, Moment, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, the Sunday Express (London) as well as others. Alterman is the author of ten books, including the national bestseller What Liberal Media? The Truth about Bias and the News. He has been called “the most honest and incisive media critic writing today” in the National Catholic Reporter and author of “the smartest and funniest political journal out there,” in the San Francisco Chronicle.  A winner of the George Orwell Prize, the Stephen Crane Literary Award, and the Mirror Award for media criticism (twice), he has also been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Schusterman Foundation Fellow at Brandeis University and a Fellow of the Society of American Historians. Alterman received his Ph.D in US history from Stanford, his M.A. in international relations at Yale and his B.A. from Cornell. Previously, he taught at Columbia, NYU and Hofstra. He lives with his family in Manhattan, where he is currently at work on a book about the history of the Israel/Palestine debate in the United States for Basic Books.