Norman Solomon is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He won the 1999 George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language. He has authored eleven books, including The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, and Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State. His columns have appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the HuffingtonPost.com, Truthout.com, and many other blogs.
Reese Erlich’s publications include Dateline Havana and The Iran Agenda. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, Latino USA, Radio Deutche Welle, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News. In 2001, he produced a one-hour radio documentary, The Struggle for Iran, which was hosted by Walter Cronkite. He has received awards from Project Censored, the National Headlines Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California), the Chicago International Film Festival, and other organizations. In 2006, he shared a Peabody Award for the radio series Crossing East. Erlich has taught journalism at San Francisco State University and California State University, East Bay. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the Media.