Robert Scheer

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Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer, is the editor-in-chief of Truthdig,[1] HuffPost[2] and The Nation[3] contributor and host of the Scheer Intelligence broadcast at KCRW.[4] He is also the author of several books, most recently They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.[5] He is currently Clinical Professor of Communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.[6]

News and Controversy

In January 2019, a documentary called Robert Scheer: Above the Fold was released, which chronicled Scheer's career of "muckraking journalism".[7][8]

Robert Scheer: Above the Fold Trailer

In November 1976, Sheer interviewed then-President Jimmy Carter, who said "I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.",[9] which would make it to Time's list of "Top 10 Unfortunate Political One-Liners".[10]

Education

B.A. City College of New York

Fellowships

  • Maxwell Fellow at Syracuse University
  • Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley (economics)
  • Nation Fellow
  • Poynter Fellow at Yale
  • Fellow in arms control at Stanford

Career

In 2005, Scheer co-founded Truthdig, where he is currently editor-in-chief.[11]

In 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor.[1] Scheer was later fired in November 2005.[12]

From 1976 to 1993 he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, writing on diverse topics such as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military.[1]

Between 1964 and 1969 Scheer was the Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts Magazine, a Berkeley-based leftist publication which featured writers such as Susan Sontag, Seymour Hersh, Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky and Christopher Hitchens.[1][13]

Scheer has interviewed every president from Richard Nixon through Bill Clinton, as described in his book Playing President: My Close Ecounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.[14]

Awards

  • 2011 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.[15]
  • 2010 Distinguished Work in New Media Award from the Society of Professional Journalists' Greater Los Angeles Chapter [16]

Books

Contact

Robert Scheer, Clinical Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Phone 213-821-1398
Email: rscheer@usc.edu
Facebook: /RbrtScheer
Twitter: @Robert_Scheer

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

Ramparts Magazine
Truthdig

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Truthdig Robert Scheer, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  2. HuffPost, Robert Scheer, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  3. The Nation, Robert Scheer, organizational website, accessed September 12, 2019.
  4. KCRW, Scheer Intelligence, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  5. Goodreads, Robert Scheer, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  6. USC Annenberg, Robert Scheer, university website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  7. Robert Scheer Movie, Robert Scheer: Above the Fold, documentary website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  8. IMDB, Robert Scheer: Above the Fold, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  9. Jimmy Carter and Robert Scheer, Classic Scheer-Carter Interview From 'Playing President', Truthdig, June 22, 2006 (excerpted from Playboy, November 1976), accessed September 11, 2019.
  10. Time, Top 10 Unfortunate Political One-Liners, organizational website, November 2008, accessed September 11, 2019.
  11. Truthdig, About Us, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  12. Democracy Now!, LA Times Fires Longtime Progressive Columnist Robert Scheer, organizational website, November 14, 2005, accessed September 11, 2019.
  13. Dwight Garner, [1], New York Times, October 6, 2009, accessed September 11, 2019 (free account needed; subscription needed to view more than five articles per month).
  14. Goodreads, Playing President, organizational website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  15. Ithaca College, The Annual Izzy Award, college website, accessed September 11, 2019.
  16. Dan Evans, SPJ/LA Announces 2010 Distinguished Journalist Honorees, Society of Professional Journalists/Los Angeles Pro Chapter, December 13, 2010, accessed September 11, 2019.