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Aljazeera - English home page
Website
English-language site of the Arabic news network.
An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
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...
Are you paying too much to send out your news releases?: Sources News Release
Article
2009
If you have been using a corporate newswire service to send out your news releases you are likely paying $500 or more to send out a single release -- and that release may not even be reaching the peop...
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
CNSP Review 1974-75; Canada in an International Context
Article
1976
An analysis of developments in Canadian society based on newspaper coverage.
Confessions of a Media Critic
Article
1984
Barrie Zwicker says that with the planet in crisis it isn't time for 'business as usual', least of all in journalism.
Creeping contradictions
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
News tidbits.
Don't be a Time Bandit
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2005
Don't waste journalists' time.
From Politics to Profit: The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
Guardian (Daily)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
British daily newspaper with a slightly liberal orientation.
The Guardian Weekly
Serial Publication (Periodical)
British liberal weekly newspaper with extensive international news and analysis.
Ha'aretz: Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Israeli daily newspaper
Human nature
Out of the Woods
Article
2016
A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.
In These Times
Website
Web site of the progressive American newsmagazines, featuring article excerpts.
Introduction to the Media Guide
Article
An introduction to "Media for Social Change."
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.
The MoJo Wire
Website
Mother Jones website.
Le Monde Diplomatique: Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Le Monde Diplomatique - English edition
Website
English-language edition of the French newspaper. Some articles free on the Web site; full access requires a subscription.
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
News and Comment: Allan Nairn's blog
Nairn, Allan
Website
2007
News and comments in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, and Danish.
News and Dissent: The Press and The Politics of Peace in Canada
Hackett, Robert
Book
1991
Hackett digs deep into several issues that affect how we hear, read, and see what is reported to us, as well as who and what decide exactly what is it that we hear, read and see.
News - Canadiana Internet Sites
Website
Newspaper and news links compiled by Library and Archives Canada. http://www.collectionscanada.ca/8/16/r16-211-e.html
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Onion, The
Website
News satire.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The Smirking Chimp
Website
Articles on politics from a progressive perspective.
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Spinwars: Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
The State of the News Media
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2003
Journalists are older, smarter, generally more educated, and usually more cynical than their predecessors. Cynicism often breeds distrust making the current generation of news reporters more suspiciou...
There's no such thing as a slow news day
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2003
The news media are always looking for news.
Tracking the News that Wasn't
Evans, Ron
Article
1996
A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
The Tyee
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Independent alternative daily newspaper reaching every corner of B.C. and beyond.
Watching the News
Rothstein, Al
Article
2000
Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
What Does a Reporter Want?
Cowan, Kirsten
Article
2001
What does a reporter what when they interview you?
What Makes a Good Story?
Carney, William Wray
Article
2002
What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.

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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...
BuzzFlash
Provides headlines, news, and commentary for a geographically-diverse, politically-savvy, pro-democracy, anti-hypocrisy web community.
Common Dreams
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
Communitas
Anarchist site with news and information for people who are questioning the system which hates them. In English, French, German and Catalan.
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...
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 ...
Fifth-Estate-Online
Fifth-Estate-Online is an international, interactive on-line journal of radical media thinking and critical practice. It is a forum for all those who are deeply concerned about the historical and curr...
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...
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
Nation, The
Progressive news and views.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Sources HotLink, The
The Sources HotLink is a newsletter, published by Sources, featuring articles, practical ideas and tips for getting positive media coverage. The Sources HotLink is sent free to companies...
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.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
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...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing and disseminating information to help journalists, editors and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background information and comment on a wide...
Sources News Releases
Sources specializes in getting the news media to call you when they need an expert or spokesperson to interview. Sources can also help you reach the media with your message when your organization or company has news releases to se...

Sources Library

Daily News, Eternal Stories
The Mythological Role of Journalism
Lule, Jack
2001
Argues that in many ways news articles of today draw from age-old tales have have chastened, entertained, and entranced people since the beginning of time.
Daily news, eternal stories (book review)
Review of Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism
Vainio, Andrew
2002
The Form of News
A History
Barnhurst, Kevin G.; Nrone, John
2001
A history of newspaper design in the USA, the ways of writing, how papers are organized, presentation values of typography, space and pictures, and the impact of changing technology
HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
Fenske, Lynn
2002
Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
IFJ Calls on Unions to Confront Crisis of Gender Bias in the News
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)calls for a new debate in newsrooms over reporting gender issues and gave its backing to a global campaign to combat sexist reporting.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
International Multimedia News Lab Launched in Prague
Sources News Release
2009
Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined with the editorial h...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
Losing the News
The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
Jones, Alex S.
2008
Looks at the epochal changes sweeping the media, which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy.
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
The New News
Jouralism we want and need
Media Giraffe Project; Clark, Thom
2009
With support from the Chicago Community Trust, the Community Media Workshop released "the New news: Journalism We Want and Need." This 36-page report is co-authored by giraffe prospect Thom Clark and ...
News
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
News agency
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
News and the Culture of Lying
Weaver, Paul H.
1997
The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in ...
News presenter
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
News style
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
News values
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Newsmongers
How The Media Distort the Political News
Comber, Mary Anne; Mayne, Robert S.
1987
Nut graph
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In American English journalism terminology, a nut graph is a paragraph, particularly in a feature story, that explains the news value of the story.
Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media
Taras, David
1999
Addresses concerns about the forces that shape the diversity of news and the way news is delivered in Canada.
Ribbon of Type
Making National News: A History of Canadian Press
Allen, Gene
2013
Thanks to the books of Pierre Berton, the nineteenth-century struggle to build a railway to the Pacific and unite a new nation is well-known. Making National News explores a nation-building exercise t...
Science Daily
Your source for the latest research news.
The State of the News Media 2009
An Annual Report on American Journalism
Project for Excellence in Journalism
2009
Some of the numbers are chilling. Newspaper ad revenues have fallen 23% in the last two years. Some papers are in bankruptcy, and others have lost three-quarters of their value. Nearly one out of ever...
Where News Itself is a Category
Ghosh, Surbir
2008
Highlighting the various reasons for the decline of quality news, Subir Ghosh says when business interests hold sway over all others, the basic tenets of journalism fall by the wayside. However, if pe...
Wizards of Media Oz
Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News
Solomon, Norman; Cohen, Jeff
1997
This book is culled from the recent work of Norman Solomon, author of a syndicated "Media Beat" column and Jeff Cohen, founder of media watch-dog Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting.
Yesterday's News (Review)
Review of Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Kramer, Rachel
1999
A review of Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us.

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BuzzFlash - Daily Headlines and Breaking News
Website
Provides headlines, news, and commentary for a geographically-diverse, politically-savvy, pro-democracy, anti-hypocrisy web community
The Canadian News Synthesis Project
Organization profile published 1976
Organization
1976
Presenting current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Common Dreams
Website
Breaking news and views for the progressive community.
Communitas
Website
1947
Anarchist site with news and information for people who are questioning the system which hates them. In English, French, German and Catalan.
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.
Environmental News Network
Website
Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action.
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...
The Narco News Bulletin
Website
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
The Nation Online
Website
Selected articles from current and past issues of The Nation, the progressive weekly U.S. magazine.
Out There News
Website
Concise news articles and features from around the world.
The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
Taz: Die Tageszeitung
Serial Publication (Periodical)
German-language daily published in Berlin.