Eric Alterman

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Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the World Policy Institute [1], as well as a columnist for The Nation and a fellow of the Nation Institute.[2] He is also a member of the Advisory Council for JStreet. [3] He is a former senior fellow at Media Matters for America.

Alterman's blog, "Altercation," first appeared at, where he was "perhaps the first writer to get a blog on a mainstream national news site," Editor & Publisher reported September 11, 2006.[4] MSNBC dropped the blog in September 2006, and it was picked up by Media Matters, where it appeared until December 2008. Altercation now appears at The Nation's website.[5]

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  1. Senior Fellows and Project Leaders, World Policy Institute, accessed March 25, 2009.
  2. Eric Alterman bio, Center for American Progress, accessed May 24, 2009.
  3. Advisory Council, JStreet, accessed May 28, 2008.
  4. "Mainstream Blog Pioneer Alterman Axed by MSNBC," Editor & Publisher, September 11, 2006.
  5. Eric Alterman, "We're Movin' On; We'll Soon Be Gone..." Media Matters, December 22, 2008.
  6. Advisory Board, The Creative Coalition, accessed November 29, 2011.

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