CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendell and Peter Hart. CounterSpin is heard on more than 130 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada and provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin website.
Janine Jackson is FAIR’s program director and and producer/host of CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR’s newsletter Extra!, and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the ’90s (Westview Press). She has appeared on ABC’s Nightline and CNN Headline News, among other outlets, and has testified to the Senate Communications Subcommittee on budget reauthorization for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Her articles have appeared in various publications, including In These Times and the UAW’s Solidarity, and in books including Civil Rights Since 1787 (New York University Press) and Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism (New World Library). Jackson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and has an M.A. in sociology from the New School for Social Research.
Steve Rendall is FAIR’s senior analyst and is co-host of CounterSpin. His work has received awards from Project Censored, and has won the praise of noted journalists such as Les Payne, Molly Ivins and Garry Wills. He is co-author of The Way Things Aren’t: Rush Limbaugh’s Reign of Error (New Press). Rendall has appeared on dozens of national television and radio shows, including CNN, C-SPAN, CNBC, MTV and Fox Morning News. He has been quoted on issues of media and politics in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and New York Times. Rendall contributed stories to the International Herald Tribune from France, Spain and North Africa; worked as a freelance writer in San Francisco; and worked as an archivist collecting historical material on the Spanish Civil War and the volunteers who fought in it. Rendall studied philosophy and chemistry at San Francisco State University, the College of Notre Dame and UC Berkeley.