By Allison Milton/The AS Review
This free event is a stop on Goodman’s tour for her latest book, "Breaking the Sound Barrier," which, according to Democracy Now’s Web site, "breaks through the corporate media’s lies, sound-bites, and silence in [a] wide-ranging new collection of articles."
Goodman is also the host of Democracy Now!, an award-winning news program, aired on more than 800 TV and radio stations in North America. KUGS Program Director Sam Parker said Goodman is one of the forefront members of the progressive journalism movement.
Parker said Goodman will be speaking about how the mainstream media is shaped by corporate interest and not public interest and what independent media does to counter that.
"Our age group is aware that there is a lot going on that mainstream media is not covering. Amy Goodman is a good example of a different way [journalism] can be done," Parker said. "She leads the way in showing how we can build a new journalism that reflects the issues that people face."
Students also have the opportunity to listen to Amy Goodman’s radio show Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on KUGS 89.3 FM, channel 16 in the residence halls on campus or channel 980 on Comcast digital cable.
Students and community members can reserve tickets ahead of time by going to the PAC box office or calling them at (360) 650-6146. Tickets will also be available at the door but it is reserved seating.
"[This event is] for any student who is curious about the world around them or interested in making the world a better place," Parker said.