is the executive director of the Independent Media Institute and executive editor of the two-time Webby award-winning news site, AlterNet.org. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 2.7 million unique visitors per month. The former publisher of Mother Jones
magazine, Hazen has edited and co-edited several books, including Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda to Take Over America; Start Making Sense: Turning the Lessons of Election 2004 into Winning Progressive Politics; and The 99%: How Occupy Wall Street Movement Is Changing America
. Don conceived of and organized the two Media & Democracy Congresses in San Francisco and New York City, and has managed political campaigns in New York City for Ruth Messinger and David Dinkins. He holds an MA in counseling from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in politics from Princeton University.