Independent Media

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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...
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.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of main...
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.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016: Alternative Media
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
A special issue on alternative media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Radical Newspapers
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that in engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.
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).
Without Fear, Without Favor: The Future of Journalism
Avnery, Uri
Article
2013
The Words “lifetime achievement” have a certain undertone. There is a hint that the work is finished.
The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements: How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause
Bonilla, Mayte G.
Article
2013
Not an activist, social organizer nor a defender: Mercedes Osuna would rather define her work as human labor, something that she has dedicated an entire life to. She was born in a place were true word...
World Charter of Free Media
Article
2015
A charter for the democratization of communication.

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De.indymedia.org
Indymedia ist eine weltweite Plattform unabh„ngiger Medienorganisationen und hunderter JournalistInnen, die eigenverantwortlich nicht hierarchische, nicht kommerzielle Berichterstattung betreiben.
Monde Diplomatique
English-language edition of the French newspaper. Some articles free on the Web site; full access requires a subscription.
Nation, The
Progressive news and views.
Newswatch.on
News for the news people.
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...
RAP 21
RAP 21 is an electronic network for the African press that exists to facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and the latest information about the business of newspapers, issues related to press fr...
Real News Network, The
Independent news, blogs and editorials.
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...

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International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. Its objective is to strengthen democratic institutions and...

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Crisis Fund for Independent Media
Whitehead, Peter
2009
The global financial crisis is threatening to silence independent news outlets more effectively than any government. The Media Development Loan Fund's (MDLF) Crisis Fund is providing vital support to ...
Feral Journalism - Rewilding Dissent
Media Lens
2015
Media censorship from corporations and politicians are distoring our view of reality but most of us aren't so far gone that we can't recognize the need for non-corporate media.
Five journalists arrested in crackdown on independent media in Malaysia
Sources News Release
2015
Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of a total of five journalists in Malaysia in the past 48 hours with the aim of pressuring independent media to censor themselves and prevent them workin...
Independent Media Center
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Independent Media Center (a.k.a. Indymedia or IMC) is a global participatory network of journalists that report on political and social issues.
Survival Strategies for Local Journalism
Vara, Vauhini
2015
In an attempt to draw readers and advertisers, the San Francisco Chronicle began printing on high-quality glossy paper in November, 2009. Its circulation had dropped by more than fifty per cent in les...

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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.