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Jason Salzman. Jason is a progressive journalist, blogger, and former freelance media critic for the Rocky Mountain News. Jason’s columns twice received Denver Press Club/Denver Newspaper Guild awards.  He is the author of three books: Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits; (with Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry’s) 50 Ways You Can Show George the Door in 2004; and (with Michael Huttner) 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America. Jason’s chapter, “Journalism and the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming,” was published in How the West Was Warmed (Fulcrum, 2009). He’s a co-author of, “Local TV News: Getting Away with Murder,” which appeared in the Harvard Journal on Press/Politics (1997). Jason’s articles have appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Nonprofit World, Shaman’s Drum, Sierra, Utne Reader and elsewhere. Jason is co-founder of Rocky Mountain Media Watch, a nonprofit organization that aims to hold the news media to their own professional standards, like those promulgated by the Society of Professional Journalists. Jason is also co-founder of Effect Communications. Reach him at @bigmediablogger

Michael Lund. Michael is a blogger, policy researcher, and former public school teacher. His posts have appeared on BigMedia.org and ColoradoPols. Reach him @Michaelund1