Daily Nebraskan - Journalist speaks on independent media
Twenty minutes before the beginning of Amy Goodman’s film and speech, a long line already had formed in front of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Goodman, a journalist and host of the nationally broadcast radio/TV show Democracy Now! spoke on “Independent Media in a Time of War” Saturday at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Green Party of University of Nebraska-Lincoln and radio station KZUM.
Students, parents with their children, elderly couples and workers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln filled the auditorium 10 minutes before the talk. By 7 p.m., a few still brought in seats to form an extra row.
Goodman’s presentation began with a short film consisting of clips from news programs in the Iraq war. The clips mainly showed the statue of Saddam Hussein falling down, Michael Moore’s speech at the Oscar awards ceremony and photographs from the war.
After the film, Goodman criticized many media outlets for spreading government propaganda in the Iraq war instead of questioning the government.
Goodman spoke on the importance of supporting independent media – journalists who don’t just accept the U.S. administration’s information. (more)