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Encyclopedia > Janine Jackson

Janine Jackson (born January 30, 1965 in Wilmington, Delaware) is the program director of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), and the co-host and co-producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin--a weekly program of media criticism airing on more than 130 stations around the country. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded 1638 Incorporated 1832 County New Castle County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 44. ... Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), founded in 1986, is an American organization that works against and documents bias in the media, censorship, and erroneous reporting. ... For the Canadian television series on CBC Newsworld, see CounterSpin (television program). ...

Jackson graduated with a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research. She became FAIR's research director in 1992. Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence College is a co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. ... The New School at West Heath is a registered charity (West Heath 2000 Ltd) and independant school for children for whoem mainstream schooling has broken down, for varying reasons. ...

She is a frequent contributor to FAIR's magazine Extra!, writing frequently about media coverage of labor and economics, racism in the media, and media regulation. She co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s (Westview Press). Her articles have appeared in many other publications, including In These Times and the UAW's Solidarity, and in such books as Civil Rights Since 1787 (NYU Press) and Censored 2000 (Seven Stories Press). In These Times is a biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago. ...

Jackson has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has appeared on ABC's Nightline, NBC's Geraldo, and CNBC's Inside Business, among other outlets. Ted Koppel on Nightline in 1995. ... Geraldo is a personal name, which might refer to: Geraldo, a British bandleader Geraldo Rivera (b. ... CNBC (until 1991 the Consumer News and Business Channel) is a group of cable and satellite television news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal, a joint venture of General Electric and Vivendi Universal. ...

In 1997 she married Jim Naureckas, the editor of Extra!. They have one daughter.

External Links

  • FAIR: Janine Jackson; official bio and links to Extra! articles
  • CounterSpin]

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In New York, Janine Jackson is program director at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, and in Denver, Ray Gifford is president of the Progress in Freedom Foundation.
JACKSON: Well, that's a very important question, because it's true that a given company might decide to use its overweening power offer the marketplace to strengthen their journalism, but they might not and so, the point is not to give them the power in the first place.
JACKSON: Again, that was an -- a good example of censorship and just the sort of thing we want to avoid by not giving a single company or tiny handful of companies that much power -- the power to be the only voice in a community.
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