Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York and “The Liberal Media" columnist for The Nation, where he has been a contributor since 1983. In the past, he has been a senior fellow of the Center for American Progress, the World Policy Institute and The Nation Institute, a columnist for Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, The Forward, Moment and the Sunday Express (London) and a contributed to The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among other publications. He has also been named a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Schusterman Foundation Fellow at Brandeis University, a Fellow of the Society of American Historians and a member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
Alterman is the national bestseller What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News, as well ten other books, including the Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump is Worse, published by Basic Books on August 11, 2020. Alterman is also a winner of the George Orwell Prize, the Stephen Crane Literary Award and the Mirror Award for media criticism (twice), He holds a Ph.D in US history from Stanford, an M.A. in international relations at Yale and a B.A. from Cornell. He lives in Manhattan. For more information, please go to ericalterman.com as well as @eric¬_¬¬alterman and https://www.facebook.com/alterman.eric