Al Giordano

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Al Giordano is a veteran newspaper reporter, radio and television host, and Internet journalism pioneer who founded Narco News in 2000 and its School of Authentic Journalism in 2002. Prior to moving to Latin America, Al was the political reporter for the Boston Phoenix, and has published his work in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The Utne Reader, American Journalism Review, New Left Review, and dozens more periodicals. Named “Hot Muckraker” by Rolling Stone (2001), Al was the recipient of an Upton Sinclair Freedom of Expression Award in 2004. James Wolcott of Vanity Fair named Giordano one of the Winners of 2008 and "the prophet of the Obama paradigm shift" for his presidential primary and election coverage. Giordano was the first Internet journalist to receive First Amendment protections in a landmark New York Supreme Court case (Banamex vs. Mario Menendez, Al Giordano and Narco News) in 2001, setting a precedent for all online journalists and websites, especially Wonkette.

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