recently announced that the students involved in the Parkland, Florida school shooting and following activism, will be receiving the Danny Schechter Global Vision Award. Fourteen students and three staff members were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a result of a shooter, and the students launched the ‘Never Again’ movement and March for Our Lives protests. In honor of these brave teenagers who will be receiving the award, we wanted to highlight further reading from our dear friend and author, the late Danny Schechter.
Danny Schechter was the author of 17 books, he released the following with Cosimo: Plunder, Investigating our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal, When South Africa Called, We Answered - How the Media and International Solidarity Helped Topple Apartheid, and Blogothon: Reflections and Revelation from the News Dissector; and Occupy: Dissecting Occupy Wall Street. He also wrote introductions to the classic The History of the Standard Oil Company by muckraker Ida Tarbell and to the U,S. government's The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report.
About Danny Schechter
Danny Schechter was a writer, television producer, and independent filmmaker who also spoke about media and financial issues. He was the editor of Mediachannel.org and blogged daily as the News Dissector at NewsDissector.net. Schechter was the author of sixteen books and produced and directed more than thirty documentaries and television specials. His blog was named the 2009 "Blog of the Year" by the Hunter College Media Department of the City University of New York.
About The Danny Schechter Global Vision Award for Journalism
The Global Center, a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to developing informative and socially responsible media and a new type of journalism in which the reporting of events and conditions is done in conjunction with those most affected by those events, is pleased to announce the creation of an annual award honoring the life and work of the late journalist, filmmaker and “News Dissector” Danny Schechter. The Danny Schechter Global Vision Award for Journalism will be given annually to a reporter who best emulates Schechter's practice of combining journalism with social activism and/or whose work is deserving of greater recognition and wider impact.
In addition to the award itself, which will be announced and promoted each year on or about Schechter's birthday of June 27th, each recipient will receive a check in the amount of $3000 to support future reporting. Recipients will be chosen by a panel including daughter Sarah Schechter and business partner Rory O'Connor.