Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College, an award-winning author, and “The Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation. He is also a fellow of the Nation Institute; a senior fellow and “Altercation” weblogger for Media Matters for America in Washington, D.C.; a senior fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Center for American Progress, where he writes and edits the “Think Again” column; a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York, and a history consultant to HBO Films.
Alterman is the author of seven books, including Why We’re Liberals: A Political Handbook for Post-Bush America (2008), and the national best-sellers, What Liberal Media?
The Truth About Bias and the News (2003, 2004) and The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America (2004). In recent years, he has been a columnist for Worth, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and The Sunday Express (London). Alterman received his B.A. in History and Government from Cornell, his M.A. in International Relations from Yale, and his Ph.D. in U.S. History from Stanford.