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Author, blogger, journalist and filmmaker Rory O'Connor is co-founder and president of the international media firm Globalvision, Inc, and Board Chair of The Global Center, an affiliated non-profit foundation. O'Connor has directed, written and/or produced hundreds of television programs and films, and served as executive in charge of the award-winning broadcast newsmagazines South Africa Now and Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television. His articles have appeared in many leading periodicals, and he is the author of the recently published Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio, as well as co-author of the Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology in America. A regular online columnist for AlterNet and MediaChannel, O'Connor also writes the popular "Media Is A Plural" blog (www.roryoconnor.org.) His broadcast, film and print work has been honored with a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award, and a George Orwell Award, among others. Most recently, he was a Fellow at The Shorenstein Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.