The NYTimes eXaminer (NYTX) was launched October 2011. The project idea was proposed to a number of leading media critics, intellectuals, and alternative media activists, organizers and producers earlier that year. Many of these people expressed their support for the project and have since joined NYTX’s Advisory Council. The project’s mission statement and list of Advisory Council members can be found below. NYTX staff information can be found at the bottom of the page.
The ideas behind the project and those that NYTX aspire to realize are:
Those who are on our Advisory Council are broad supporters of this effort, and also contribute to NYTX from time to time in various ways – both through providing analysis and content and by being consultants for the NYTX project.
Julian is Founder and Editor of WikiLeaks, an award-winning web publisher and whistleblowing operation that released the Collateral Murder video, Afghan and Iraq War Logs, Cablegate, and many other documents.
Richard is UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He is author of many books including ‘The Record of the Paper: How the New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy’ and a companion volume ‘Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East,’ both co-authored with Howard Freil who is also on the Advisory Council.
Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. Phyllis co-chairs the UN-based International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and since 2002 has played an active role in the growing global peace movement. She continues to serve as an adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.
Howard Friel is the author most recently of The Lomborg Deception: Setting the Record Straight about Global Warming (Yale University Press, 2010), and is coauthor with Richard Falk of The Record of the Paper: How The New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy (Verso, 2004) and Israel-Palestine on Record: How The New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East (Verso, 2007).
Arun Gupta is a co-founder of The Indypendent, of The Occupied Wall Street Journal, and a contributing reporter to Salon, Alternet, Truthout, The Progressive and other publications.
Edward is a long time media analyst and author. He has written many books including Manufacturing Consent with Noam Chomsky. He also wrote Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the news in an age of propaganda.
Robert is host of the weekly radio show Media Matters on WILL-AM. He has written and edited many books on media. His last book, in 2008, was The Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas. He has written numerous journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.
Jeff is a media critic and lecturer. He founded the media watch group FAIR in 1986. He is an associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College in New York. His latest book is Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.
John is an award winning journalist and film maker. He has written many books including Hidden Agendas, The New Rulers of The World, and Freedom Next Time. His latest film is titled The War You Don’t See.
Jessica is co-founder of The NewStandard, a path-breaking independent media organization that specialized in hard-news coverage of U.S. issues and events. After a robust period of publishing for approximately four years, The NewStandard ceased publication on April 27, 2007.
Lydia is a feminist, writer, author, playwright, director and actor. She co-founded South End Press and later Z Magazine which she has produced for more than 20 years. She also produces Z Media Institute, and Z Video.
Michael is co-founder, with Lydia Sargent, of South End Press, Z Magazine, and ZNet. He is author of numerous books and articles on political economy, alternative economics (participatory economics) and media.
Cynthia is a freelance writer, activist, and editor of The Change Agent, a social justice magazine for adult learners and adult educators. She writes about a wide range of topics including organizing, parenting, media, feminism, racism, and gender politics.
Brian is an organizer and journalist with 18 years of experience writing media analysis. Brian was a co-founder, with Jessica Azulay, of The NewStandard that operated from 2004-2007. He also has years of experience with activist-oriented website design, development, and hosting projects.
We are currently seeking the participation of many others. As the project develops we hope to diversify.
Chris has 14 years of media experience across radio, film, theater, and digital media platforms. He produced radio at Vancouver Cooperative Radio from 1998 to 2006. He joined Z Communications, primarily working on ZNet, in 2007 where he worked as an editor, system administrator, organizer, and web developer. Chris founded NYT eXaminer (NYTX) in August 2011. He is currently full-time Editor, System Administrator, and web developer of NYTX and hopes support for this project will be sufficient enough to hire others very soon.