National Affairs Writer, The Nation, Co-Founder, Free Press, and Author
2017 Speaker • 2018 Speaker


John Harrison Nichols is the author or co-author of a dozen books and the national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine. A contributor to many publications, he appears frequently on the BBC, RTÉ Irish Radio, NPR, MSNBC, CNN and other broadcast outlets. Nichols is the co-founder of Free Press, the nation's media reform network, and has keynoted global congresses of the International Federation of Journalists.

Of Nichols, Gore Vidal said: "Of all the giant slayers now afoot in the great American desert, John Nichols’s sword is the sharpest."