Alternative Media

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Connexions Library

Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
Alternative media: Connexipedia Article
Article
Media (newspapers, radio, television, movies, Internet, etc.) which are alternatives to the business or government-owned mass media.
Alternative Media is an Absolute Necessity!!
Zacherydtaylor
Article
2012
By now most people that have been paying close attention to the traditional media and made some attempt to look at other sources know that the traditional media is controlled by corporate interests an...
An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
Alternative Press Index: An index to alternative and radical periodicals
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1996
An index to alternative and radical publications, published quarterly in print and also available on CD-ROM.
Alternatives in Print
Book
Similar to Books in Print.
AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
Anecdotes Tell Dramatic Story of British Underground Press
Verzuh, Ron
Article
Review of Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966-74, by Nigel Fountain. A frank look back at what made the British underground press tick.
Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2017
What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the...
Authentic journalism: weapon of the people
Giordano, Al
Article
2010
The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling.
Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
The Barefoot Channel: Community Television as a Tool for Social Change
Goldberg, Kim
Book
1990
How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media
Clark, Jessica; Van Slyke, Tracy
Book
2010
According to the authors, a new breed of networked progressive media are informing and engaging millions. By harnessing a participatory media environment, they have succeeded in influencing political ...
The Black Dwarf: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political and cultural newspaper published between May 1968 and 1972 by a collective of socialists in the United Kingdom.
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Chomsky in Mexico: La Jornada at 25
Ross, John
Article
2009
September has been a big month for La Jornada. To celebrate its 25th birthday, the National Lottery offered a commemorative ticket as did the Mexico City Metro subway system, rare mainstream honors fo...
Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
Pearson, Tamara
Article
2016
In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of re...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Overview: Arts, Media, Culture
Article
1989
The established wisdom has it that the media are neutral purveyors of news and entertainment, while the arts are about individual creativity and cultural values untainted by the vulgar concerns of pol...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
Creation of Sustainable Free Media Would Be Huge Breakthrough: Part 4 of The Crisis in Canadian Media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Independent media organizations would approach news differently compared to the coverage provided by corporate-owned media.
Dada World Data
Website
Dada World Data is a multi-media production house that makes content for TV, Internet, radio and movie screens as well as material for educational purposes. DWD also specializes in the production of ...
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
Proyect, Louis
Article
2016
Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking pl...
Field Guide to Alternative Media: A Directory to Reference & Selection Tools Useful in Accessing Small & Alternative Press Publications and Independently Produced Media
Case, Patricia J. (ed.), Task Force on Alternatives in Print
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
A listing of tools that list, index or review primarily small and alternative press publications and independently-produced media. The Field Guide is divided into four sections: Subject and Trade Dire...
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, c...
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from belo...
Frontier Films
Article
Frontier films Inc. was a non-profit organization formed in March 1938 out of the Worker's Film and Photo League and Nykino, meant to continue the tradition of producing films for social change in a d...
Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities: Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the pro...
Getting the Goods: Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It
Oustonm, Rick
Book
1990
A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
The Goodwin's Award for Excellence in Alternative Journalism
Article
Winners of the 3rd annual Goodwin's Awards for alternative journalism.
The Goodwin's Award for Excellence in Alternative Journalism
Article
Winners of the 4th annual Goodwin's Awards for alternative journalism.
Helping you reach the media: How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
How Alternative Media Provide The Crucial Critique Of The Mainstream
Keeble, Richard
Article
2010
The closeness of the mainstream to dominant economic, cultural and ideological forces means that the mainstream largely functions to promote the interests of the military/industrial/political complex....
How I Became a "Recovering Documentary Filmmaker" and Learned to Reach a Wider Public: The School of Authentic Journalism Saved My Life: Your Donations Make It Possible
Berger, Gregory
Article
2012
A look into the way that the The School of Authentic Journalism guides journalists and organizers to reach wider audiences.
I.F. Stone: A Wonderful Pariah
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1989
I.F. Stone's Weekly
Stone, I.F.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1953
Weekly newsletter published by I.F. Stone from 1953 to 1971. All issues between January 17, 1953 and December 1, 1971 are online.
The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
Stone, I.F.
Book
1973
An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
Imagine Democracy
Rebick, Judy
Book
2000
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements
Sicilia, Javier
Article
2012
Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism.
In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
Bonilla, Isadora; Giordano, Al
Article
2012
The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
In These Times
Website
Web site of the progressive American newsmagazines, featuring article excerpts.
Independent media advocates must develop creative news sites
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
We should be able to come up with two or three practical models that can be used to set up sustainable news and information production and delivery systems.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Is the Media Your Message?
Article
Mainstream media are good for getting exposure, but for social change activists they may not be the best avenue.
Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication
Garcia, Laura
Article
2012
At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a poet reviews the first year of the movement against the drug war that he inspired.
Liberating Thought: Toward an Independent Mass Media
Fake, Steven
Article
2010
Prospects for democracy are dependent upon the growth of an independent media with wide exposure in the general population comparable to that of the corporate press.
Liberation News Service: Connexipedia Article
Article
A leftist alternative news service in the USA from 1967 to 1981.
A Life of Challenge to the Dogma of "Objectivity": Richard Bell Is Practiced at Juggling Journalism, Advocacy and Politics
Han, Kirsten
Article
2012
Journalism, advocacy, politics: Are they completely different fields or aspects of the same game? Can someone actually do all three? Richard Bell has done them all and has lived to tell the tale.
Listing of Progressive Periodicals
Smirnow, Nick
Article
1977
Listing of progressive and alternative periodicals with many that are financially wanting and deserve support.
Media For Social Change: A Resource Book For Community Groups
Farrell, Siobhan; Walsh, Barbara
Book
1986
An aid for community groups to help them obtain greater access to mainstream media or even to create their own media.
The Medium is The Middleman: For a Revolution Against Media
Giordano, Al
Article
1997
Media now controls a new economic order: one that has supplanted governments, churches and productive industry to impose a mediating tyranny over people and our Daily Lives.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
The MoJo Wire
Website
Mother Jones website.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016: Alternative Media
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
A special issue on alternative media.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Progressive Periodicals Directory: Second Edition
Canan, Craig T.
Book
1989
An annotated guide to some 600 progressive publications in the U.S.A.
Radio Alice: Radio in Action in Italy
Article
1978
Radio in action in Italy.
Red Menace #4: Volume 3, Number 1 - Winter 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America
McMillian, John
Book
2011
Describes the emergence of an underground press in the 1960s. Writers and participants reflected the spirit of cultural and political protest and encouraged the development of the New Left's highly de...
Steal This Book
Hoffman, Abbie
Book
1971
A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
The website of I.F. Stone
Stone, I.F.
Website
Website devoted to the journalism and life of radical journalist I.F. Stone (1907-1989).
Swans Commentary: Ideas, opinions, thoughts... and a flock of Swans
Website
In a time of revisionism, faux-semblant, spinning news and skewed information, Swans is about thinking, questioning, observing, and providing ideas that are lacking in the mainstream media. Swans ende...
The Tyee
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Independent alternative daily newspaper reaching every corner of B.C. and beyond.
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Underground press: Connexipedia Article
Article
Independently published and distributed underground papers associated with the counterculture of the late 1960s and early 1970s in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other western nations.
Underground Press Syndicate: Connexipedia Article
Article
A network of countercultural newspapers and magazines formed in 1967 .
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
Book
1989
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
Albert, Michael
Article
1997
Having avidly consumed and helped conceive and produce alternative media for decades, I am tired of how vague we are on these issues.
The Witch-Hunters
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2016
Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
World Charter of Free Media
Article
2015
A charter for the democratization of communication.
ZNet Israel-Palestine Watch
Website
Progressive Web site with extensive coverage of Israel-Palestine.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Alternative Press Center
Dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United St...
AlterNet
AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire act...
Anarkismo.net
Anarkismo.net is the product of international co-operation between anarchist groups and individuals who agree with our editorial statement. It is intended to further communciation, discussion and deba...
Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Association for Progressive Communications
We are a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication t...
Boiling Frog
Promote and distribute activist and independent media committed to issues such as: environment, social justice, poverty, human rights, war, peace, globalization, direct action, etc. Attend, support, ...
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Censored News
Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights news.
Common Dreams
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
De.indymedia.org
Indymedia ist eine weltweite Plattform unabh„ngiger Medienorganisationen und hunderter JournalistInnen, die eigenverantwortlich nicht hierarchische, nicht kommerzielle Berichterstattung betreiben.
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Desmogblog.com
Clearing the PR pollution that clouds climate science. A source for accurate, fact based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns. An overwhelming majority of the world's clima...
Dominion, The
The Dominion is published in print and on the web by a network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects ...
Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Global Voices
Global Voices is a leading participatory media news room for voices from the developing world. Begun in 2005 as a simple blog hosted at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Universit...
Green Left Weekly
Independent Australian publication and Web site committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality, providing local, national and international ...
Independent Media Center
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical...
Information Clearing House
Described as an independent media source and as "one person's effort to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media", this extensive site provides a mixed bag of news, articles, aud...
Inter Press Service
IPS is a communication institution with a global news agency at its core. IPS raises the voices of the South and civil society. IPS brings a fresh perspective on developement oand globalisation. IPS t...
International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. They are committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. They promote...
International Middle East Media Center
Media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide English language media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
International Socialism
A quarterly journal of socialist theory.
Leftnews
News and views from the Left. Leftnews.org is designed to give the left-of-centre alternatives to the right-wing and right-(neo)-liberal media a place so that people can find them easily and, at the ...
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
Media Names and Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, ...
Medialens
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...
Monbiot.com
George Monbiot's Web site.
Mondoweiss
Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. It has four principal aims: 1. To publish important develo...
Monthly Review
Left-wing magazine.
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
OneWorld.net (U.S.)
We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces conte...
Pacific Media Watch
An independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, lawyers, editors and other media workers, supporting media freedom, and dedicated to examining issues of ethics, account...
Progressive, The
The mission of The Progressive is to be a journalistic voice for peace and social justice at home and abroad. The magazine, its affiliates, and its staff steadfastly oppose militarism, the concentrati...
Rabble.ca
An online, progressive news site. In addition to original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, rabble publishes columns from some of the few progressive voic...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
Real News Network, The
Independent news, blogs and editorials.
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
Red Pepper
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
Redress Information & Analysis
Aspires to redress the balance of world news and information by being a voice for the voiceless, by focusing on injustice and by providing an alternative interpretation of international and domestic i...
Socialist Project
The Socialist Project does not propose an easy politics for defeating capitalism or claim a ready alternative to take its place. We oppose capitalism out of necessity and support the resistance of oth...
Tadamon
A Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Bei...
Tyee
A independent daily online magazine covering B.C. and beyond.
TomDispatch.com
Tomdispatch.com is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works.
Toward Freedom
Toward Freedom envisions a world ethic that honors the human spirit and the right of individuals to freedom of thought and creativity; advances movements for human rights, peace, justice, enlightenmen...
Truthdig
A Web magazine that provides expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around ma...
Truthout, News Politics
Online news site.
Vancouver Co-operative Radio
Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Located in East Vancouver and with long-time roots in the Downtown E...
Workers' Vanguard
Newspaper of the International Communist Leage (Fourth Internationalist).
World Socialist Web Site
Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).
Z Magazine
Z Magazine is an independent monthly magazine founded in 1988. Our mission is to publish in depth articles that critique society's political, economic, social life and institutions. We see the race, c...
ZNet
Extensive collection of articles and links compiled by the publishers of Z Magazine.

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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
The Straight Goods
Over ten years Straight Goods News has worked to become a trusted, progressive Canadian online news source. It evolved from one news website - StraightGoods.ca - to a family of them including: HarperIndex.ca, PublicValues.ca, ...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

Sources Library

Alternative and Activist New Media
Lievrouw, Leah A.
2011
An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views,...
Alternative Media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Changing Media
Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age
Turner, Derek et. all
2009
Includes groundbreaking research and analysis on achieving universal, affordable Internet access, answering the crisis in journalism and building a world-class public media system.
Citizen media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The term citizen media refers to forms of content produced by private citizens who are otherwise not professional journalists.
Getting your story into the media
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message. SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their ...

From the Connexions Archives

Alternative Publications
A Guide to Directories, Indexes, Bibliographies and other Sources
Whitaker, Cathy Seitz
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990
A listing of bibliographies, indexes, review journals, directories and other sources about the alternative or small press world. ...
Canadian Dimension Online
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1963
We are a magazine which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market; that the dream of a better society is still alive. It provides a forum for debate, ...
Countercurrents
Website
An alternative news site based in India. "We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate ...
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Directory of Alternative & Radical Publications
1989-90 - Periodical profile published 1990
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
Factsheet Five
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Guide to zines and alternative publishing.
Green Left Weekly
Website
Independent Australian publication and Web site committed to human and civil rights, global peace and environmental sustainability, democracy and equality, providing local, national and international...
Information Clearing House
Website
Described as an independent media source and as "one person's effort to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media", this extensive site provides a mixed bag of news, articles, aud...
KIO-Evolution of a Journal
Devon, Alexandra; Hayley, Ron
Article
1991
The current Kick It Over editors reprint an article written two years prior for readers interested in knowing how the original editors were motivated to start Kick It Over.
The Nation Online
Website
Selected articles from current and past issues of The Nation, the progressive weekly U.S. magazine.
New Pages Guide to Alternative periodicals 1980-1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Selective alternative periodicals. Lists 123 periodicals that provide political, social, economic and cultural alternatives. Each entry includes subscription information, bookstore rates and a superb ...
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
Our Times
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
OUR TIMES is an independent quarterly journal "committed to social change through democratic pluralism."
Progressive magazine
Website
A leading voice for peace and social justice since 1909.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
The Straight Goods
Canadians Informing Canadians
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1999
A daily Internet news and feature publication featuring investigative reports, columns, and a variety of features. Ceased publication 2013.
truthout, News Politics
Website
Online news site.
U.S. Progressive Periodicals Directory
First Edition - 1982-1983 Edition
Canan, Craig T.
Article
1982
A listing of 380 social justice magazines, newspapers, and newsletters with a national (U.S.) focus.
Utne Online
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Alternative coverage of politics, culture, and new ideas.
Web Networks
Website
Web Networks is the online home of many non-profit and social change groups in Canada.
ZNet
Website
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