About Us


Peggy Law, founding director of the International Media Project and co-founder of the global public affairs radio program “Making Contact,” has also had a career as a mental health professional.

Robert McChesney is the author of several books on media and politics, professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, host of the weekly talk show, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, and cofounder of the media reform organization Free Press.

Gwendolyn Mink writes and teaches about U.S. equality law, poverty policy, gender issues, and American politics.  She has been on the faculty of University of California-Santa Cruz and Smith College and teaches at the Johns Hopkins Washington Center. Her books include The Wages of Motherhood: Inequality in the Welfare State, 1917-1942 and Welfare’s End. She also co-edited The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History and Poverty: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy.

Beth Schulman is director of finance and development at the Institute for Policy Studies. She has been doing development and administrative work for social justice projects for more than 25 years. Much of that work has been on behalf of the media democracy movement and the independent press.

Deborah Toler, a former senior research analyst at the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First), has worked in Africa and has written extensively about international trade and development issues.