John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive, and In These Times, as well as the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wis. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols has been a featured presenter at conventions, conferences and public forums on media issues sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Consumers International, the Future of Music Coalition, the AFL-CIO, the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the Newspaper Guild [CWA] and many more.
Together with Robert W. McChesney, Nichols has coauthored several books including: Tragedy and Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, The Death and Life of American Journalism and most recently, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Elections Complex Is Destroying America. McChesney and Nichols are the co-founders of Free Press, an organization dedicated to media reform.