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Jordan Flaherty is a journalist and television producer for Al Jazeera. He was the first journalist with a national audience to write about the Jena Six case, and played an important role in bringing the story to worldwide attention. His post-Katrina writing in ColorLines Magazine shared a journalism award from New America Media for best Katrina-related coverage in the Ethnic press, and audiences around the world have seen the news segments he's produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now! For more information on his book, FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, see floodlines.org. You can also read his writing at the blog louisianajusticeinstitute.blogspot.com.
Flaherty has appeared as a guest on a wide range of television and radio shows, including CNN Morning, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News, Grit TV, and both local and nationally-syndicated shows on National Public Radio. He has been a regular correspondent or frequent guest on Radio Nation on Air America, News and Notes, and many other outlets. As a white southerner who speaks honestly about race, Flaherty has been regularly published in Black progressive forums such as Black Commentator and Black Agenda Report, and is a regular guest on Black radio stations and programs such as Keep Hope Alive With Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Flaherty was among the editors of Left Turn Magazine, a groundbreaking national publication dedicated to covering social movements that ceased publishing in 2011. He has written about politics and culture for the Village Voice, New York Press, Labor Notes, Radical Society, and in several anthologies, including the South End Press books Live From Palestine and What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race and the State of the Nation, the University of Georgia Press book What is a City, and the AK Press book Red State Rebels.
FLOODLINES has been adopted in curriculums at a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, at Amherst College, Smith College, University of Toronto, University of San Diego, Middlebury College, College of Staten Island, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Xavier University, Tulane University, University of New Orleans and others.