Jeff Cohen

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Jeff Cohen ... Media critic, ex-journalism prof, founder of FAIR, works at RootsAction.

DSA comrade


Jeff Cohen was active in Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America.

Campaign for America's Future

In 1996 Jeff Cohen, FAIR was one of the original 130 founders of Campaign for America's Future.[1]

Izzy Award

The Izzy Award is named after maverick journalist (and Soviet spy) I. F. Stone. Presented annually for "special achievement in independent media," the Izzy Award goes to an independent outlet, journalist, or producer for "contributions to our culture, politics, or journalism created outside traditional corporate structures".

The judges are communications professor and author Robert McChesney; Linda Jue, director and executive editor at the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism; and Jeff Cohen, director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College.

The inaugural Izzy Award for 2009 was presented to blogger Glenn Greenwald and Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman.

Roughly 800 people attended the award ceremony at Ithaca’s State Theatre – including Izzy Stone’s son Jeremy Stone, who spoke briefly.[2]