Rory OConnor, Producer
Danny Schechter, Producer
A television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues, Danny Schechter is the author of Media Wars: News at a Time of Terror (Dissecting Media After 9/11), Falun Gong’s Challenge to China (Akashic Press), The More You Watch, The Less You Know (Seven Stories Press), and News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics (Electron Press). He co-edited Mediaocracy, a book about press coverage of the 2000 election. He is the executive editor of Mediachannel.org, the world’s largest online media issues network. He has produced and directed many TV specials and films, including Falun Gon’s Challenge To China (2000); A Hero For All: Nelson Mandela (1999); Beyond Life: Timothy Leary Lives (1997); Sowing Seeds / Reaping Peace: The World of Seeds of Peaces (1996); Prisoners of Hope (1995, co-directed by Barbara Kopple); and many others. Schecter is also co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 16th year, where he produced 156 editions of the award-winning series South Africa Now and co-produced Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Schechter has reported from 47 countries, lectured at many schools and universities, and his writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the The Nation, Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, Tikkun and Z.