About Jason Salzman
About Jason Salzman – Media Critic
I am a journalist and media critic, with press credentials from the Colorado Press Association. From 2004-2009, I was a media critic for the Rocky Mountain News. My columns twice received Denver Press Club/Denver Newspaper Guild awards. I’m the author of three books: Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits; (with Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry’s) 50 Ways You Can Show George the Door in 2004; and (with Michael Huttner) 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America.
My chapter, “Journalism and the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming,” was published in “How the West Was Warmed“ (Fulcrum, 2009). I’m a co-author of, “Local TV News: Getting Away with Murder,” which appeared in the Harvard Journal on Press/Politics (1997).
My articles have appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Nonprofit World, Shaman’s Drum, Sierra, Utne Reader and elsewhere.
I am co-founder of Rocky Mountain Media Watch, a nonprofit organization that aims to hold the news media to their own professional standards, like those promulgated by the Society of Professional Journalists. That is also the goal of the Big Media Blog.
I am also co-founder of Effect Communications, which consults with activists and nonprofit groups on communications issues.
I’m married and have a 12-year-old son, Dylan, who seldom stops, and a nine-year-old daughter, Nell, who never sleeps.