Kevin Gosztola

Kevin Gosztola
Mishawaka, Indiana, USA
March 10
Kevin Gosztola is a multimedia editor for He will be serving as an intern for The Nation Magazine during the spring in 2011. His work can be found on OpEdNews, The Seminal,, and a blog on Alternet called "Moving Train Media." He is part of CMN News, which produces a weekly podcast or radio show on Talk Shoe. He is a 2009 Young People For Fellow and a documentary filmmaker who graduated with a Film/Video B.A. degree from Columbia College Chicago in the Spring 2010. In April 2010, he co-organized a major arts & media summit called "Art, Access & Action," which explored the intersection of politics, art and media and was supported by Free Press.

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Thank you to all who visit and check out this website. Check back regularly for updates on the invitation and issues concerning pro-life issues, Republican Faith Partisans, Catholics and Democrats, and Barack Obama.

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A recently published staff editorial hit close to home for me and made me question my ethics as a filmmaker and a human being.

Would a film be keeping the controversy alive when there really should not be one at all? Should I continue to do what others outside the bubble

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In this unscientific poll, it would appear that those who regularly visit the “God & Country” section of U.S. News & World Report’s website are opposed to the Notre Dame invitation.

On the other hand, do they really have a reason to be so against the invitation?


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I’ve been contemplating taking the CIA approach when completing my school work. It seems like it would make things a lot easier.


In this economy, I have to be as efficient with my time… Read full post »

American Inquisition Was Willing to Use Insects on Detainees


Released memos on CIA torture tactics that the Obama Administration considered keeping secret have been released. The memos highlight many of the techniques used on detainees.


As one portion of the released… Read full post »


News coverage across America has made "teabagging" part of the daily conversation of Americans. So long as news organizations and the public are accepting the news use of this Urban Dictionary word, I’m going to take some poetic licenses as I highlight the tea party that went down in Chi… Read full post »

APRIL 2, 2009 2:16AM

Give Obama a Chance to Do What?


If it weren’t for all the excuses being made for Obama’s and his administration’s actions, I would feel a whole lot better. I think others who suffered under the Bush Regime would too.


The populist anger across America is refreshing. People are angry and gett… Read full post »

MARCH 30, 2009 5:02PM

Obama on Auto Industry

When Will Obama Question the Viability of "Too Big to Fail" Financial Institutions?

As I read through the words that Obama delivered recently detailing his administration's plans for the auto industry, I wonder what would happen if these words were for the financial industry instead of the auto indu… Read full post »

You may not like a film that challenges and bends your mind. You may not want to view something that requires you to work hard to understand it.


I greatly enjoy a film that is entertaining and fluid yet at the same time something I cannot understand.… Read full post »

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MARCH 25, 2009 9:26AM

Obama's Press Conference on the Budget and Economic Recovery

Obama's Press Conference on the Budget and Economic Recovery & the Media Involved

By Kevin Gosztola

It’s very difficult to not reflect upon the horrific state of media in this country when offering up a… Read full post »


It’s that time of the year again. Six years later, America’s still in Iraq.


America entered its seventh year of war on Iraq---I mean, in Iraq---over the weekend. And once again, those wanting to speak out against the war through rallies, protests, and march… Read full post »

As I celebrate my birthday, this is my attempt to ruin it by over-thinking and ruminating on what it means to turn twenty-one. I ramble on and discuss pressures, politics, and basically my worldview of alcohol that will no doubt leave you wondering how I expect to make it at all… Read full post »

“The Wrestler” is a film that takes one deep into the heart of what one might term a “washed-up” star to experience his passion. It takes one deep into the soul of this same character to understand his pain, and it gives one an opportunity to sympathize and empathize with his… Read full post »

Considering the fact that Obama’s Inaugural Address functions as a “call to serve” and an assessment of the fierce urgency of now, all should read and re-read the words in Obama’s address. The inaugural address is the lens with which Obama will view the first year or two of hi… Read full post »

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JANUARY 16, 2009 2:19PM

Chicagoan Activists Occupy Sen. Dick Durbin's Office

More than ten peace and justice advocates are currently occupying the office of Senator Dick Durbin in Chicago in response to Israel's ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip.

Outside of Durbin's office, which is on the 38th floor of the Kluczinski Federal Building at 230 S. Dearborn Street… Read full post »

The endearing aspect of Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” is not that Clint Eastwood’s character Walt is a vigilante character (similar to many of the characters that Eastwood has played). What makes this film stick with you is the way with which Eastwood’s character naviga… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2009 4:58PM

After January 20th

On Wednesday, another reporter made a valiant attempt to convince Obama to break his silence on the horror and terror unfolding in Gaza.

CHUCK TODD, NBC NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Thank you, Mr. President-elect. The situation in Gaza is getting worse. Fighting has resumed (INAUDIBLE) this

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