FAIR is a not for profit, national media watch group, founded by Jeff Cohen, offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986.

They work to invigorate the First Amendment in the United States; advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, FAIR exposes neglected news stories and defends working journalists when muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting, and promote strong non-profit sources of information.1

FAIR works with both activists and journalists to maintain a regular dialogue with reporters at news outlets across the country, provide constructive critiques when called for and applauding exceptional, hard-hitting journalism. They encourage the public to contact media with their concerns and become media activists rather than passive consumers of news.

FAIR publishes Extra!, a newsletter of media criticism, and produces the weekly radio program CounterSpin, to brings news behind the headlines.


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