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February 5, 2007

Media critic Norman Solomon to be honored at February 7 event

Author and media critic Norman Solomon will receive the third annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Award at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, in the College Nine/College Ten Multipurpose Room.

Photo of Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon
Photo: Jennifer Warburg

A question-and-answer period will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.

A nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics since 1992, Solomon has written 11 books. The latest, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, was published in July 2005. Solomon is also founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, which facilitates communication between independent policy analysts and working journalists.

The annual award honors the memory of independent journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed during a Vietnam War protest in East Los Angeles when he was hit in the head by a police tear gas canister. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and cohost Juan Gonzalez are previous award winners.

Solomon's appearance is a College Ten cocurricular event. For more information, call (831)-459-1253 or e-mail astuart@ucsc.edu

 

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