An alternative media list
Getting the news - and getting behind the news

Diemer, Ulli

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  01/09/2014
Year Published:  2017   First Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16683

A selective list of English-language alternative media.

Abstract:  The mainstream media – the corporate and state-owned media – are anything but reliable. Their reporting may well contain accurate information, but even when (some of) their facts are correct, the overall framing and context are shaped by their ideological function of supporting the capitalist system of which they are an integral part.

Fortunately there are many websites – and print publications – providing alternative points of view. Of course, all media, mainstream or alternative, right or left, must be read critically. Alternative media are quite capable of getting things wrong or publishing nonsense. They also often disagree with each other. This can be helpful. Hearing about different approaches, and thinking about the reasons behind them, helps us understand things better.

Connexions offers this media list, as a guide to alternative (and a few mainstream) English-language news sources.

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