Guest instructor Marc Cooper is an award winning journalist, author and professor who has reported on politics and culture from across the country and around the world for four decades. His articles, interviews and essays have appeared in dozens of publications ranging from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s and The Guardian to Playboy, The Nation, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice and L.A. Weekly. Marc has worked as a documentary producer and reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, PBS Frontline and CBS News. He has also produced and reported radio news for the BBC, CBC, and Monitor Radio. For a decade he served as executive producer and host of the weekly, syndicated Radio Nation that was heard on more than 100 public radio stations in North America. He has written three non-fiction books and his memoir on Chile, Pinochet and Me (Verso 2001), was a Los Angeles Times Best-Seller. During the 2008 presidential campaign he worked as Senior Editor and Special Correspondent for The Huffington Post where he also served as Editorial Director for HuffPost’s OffTheBus project — the largest citizen journalism reporting project of the campaign. Marc is currently a contributing editor for The Nation magazine and sits on the full time faculty of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Annenberg Digital News.