Craig Aaron is senior pro­gram direc­tor of the nation­al media reform group Free Press and a for­mer man­ag­ing edi­tor of In These Times.

Aaron is senior program director of Free Press, a national, nonpartisan organization working to involve the public in media policymaking and to craft policies for more democratic media. He works regularly on a variety of issues related to media ownership, public broadcasting, cable TV and the future of the Internet.

Before joining Free Press, Aaron was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, where he helped create and launch www.WhiteHouseForSale.org, a site that tracked major funders of the 2004 presidential campaign. He has appeared as a commentator on ABC World News Tonight, the BBC and NPR and his work has been cited in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous other national and local publications.

Aaron served as managing editor of In These Times from 1999 to 2003. He also worked as the features, news and assistant editor of the magazine. Aaron is the editor of Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times (Seven Stories Press), an essay collection and anthology published on the magazine’s silver anniversary.

Aaron’s reporting, commentary and criticism have also appeared in Dissent, The Progressive, TomPaine.com, Alternet and Dollars & Sense. He has taught in the journalism department of Chicago’s Columbia College and advised the Independent Press Association. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Interview
Craig Aaron
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Comcast: Worst. Company. Ever.
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Untangling the Next Telecom Act
Culture
Country’s Jingoistic Jingles
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In and Out Burglars
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How the Right Has Won
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Standard Issues
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Sand, Sun and Spectrum Policy
Supplementary
Keeping Honest Journalism Alive
Culture
The Plot to Elect Kerry
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Ill Communication
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A Little More to the Left
Supplementary
A Timeline of Failure
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I Think He Can, I Think He Can
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Cash and Kerry
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Bedtime for Bobos
Feature
Bought and Paid For
Who’s behind the president’s fundraising machine—and what they expect in return
Culture
Every Breath You Take
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Devil’s Advocate
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Take Bush Home, Country Roads
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Wall Street Windfall
The ITT List
Call Me a Cynic
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It’s Not Sleazy. It’s HBO.
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$200 Million Pyramid Scheme
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Banana Republicans
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Terror In The Territories
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Appealing to Reason