Alternative News

§  The Advocate  Gay news, LGBT rights and politics.

§  AlterNet  Syndicated writings from the alternative press.

§  The American Prospect  Liberal political magazine.

§  Black Agenda Report “News, commentary and analysis from the Black left.”

§  Byline Times  Provides a platform for freelance reporters and writers to produce fearless journalism not found in the mainstream media.

§  Common Dreams  Breaking news and links to the day’s progressive press.

§  CounterPunch  A monthly magazine and website.

§  Current Affairs  “A bimonthly print magazine of culture, politics, and the absurd.”

§  The Lever  “A grassroots-funded news organization holding power accountable.”

§  Democracy Now! The web version of the daily radio show.

§  Dissent  “A quarterly magazine of politics and ideas. Founded by Irving Howe and Lewis Coser in 1954.”

§  Free Speech TV  Towards more democratic television; site features downloadable independent video.

§  The Grayzone  Founded and edited by journalist and author Max Blumenthal.

§  Indian Country Today  An independent news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives.

§  The Indypendent  A free, progressive monthly newspaper and online news site founded in NYC in 2000.

§  In These Times  A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.

§  The Intercept  The award-winning investigative news organization.

§  Jacobin  “A leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.”

§  Jewish Currents “A magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left, and the left more broadly.”

§  Labor Notes  News about the labor movement and perspectives from workers.

§  The Laura Flanders Show  The TV show and podcast explores actionable models for creating a better world by reporting on the people and movements driving systemic change.

§  MintPress News  “An independent watchdog journalism organization that provides issue-based original reporting.”

§  Mother Jones  Non-profit political news organization with a focus on social justice and investigative reporting.

§  MR Online “A forum for collaboration and communication between radical activists, writers, and scholars around the world.”

§  The Nation  America’s oldest weekly news magazine, featuring political news and commentary.

§  openDemocracy “openDemocracy seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world.”

§  The Progressive  Political magazine with commentary and news advocating for peace and social justice.

§  ProPublica  “An independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.”

§  The Real News  Independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism.

§  Rewire.News “Nonprofit media organization and the only national publication exclusively dedicated to reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.”

§  Sludge  “An independent, nonprofit news outlet that produces investigative journalism on lobbying and money in politics.”

§  Texas Observer “Nonprofit news organization that strives to make Texas a more equitable place”

§  Truthout  Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.

§  Utne Reader  Quarterly magazine that reprints articles from alternative media.

§  World Socialist Web Site  News from a Marxist perspective; frequent media criticism.

§  ZNet  Z Magazine’s site for progressive news and organizing.

Media Criticism and Resources

§  Abyz News Links  An enormous database of national and local U.S. news publications.

§  Adbusters  Examines and parodies advertising culture.

§  Reveal  Formerly the Center for Investigative Reporting.

§  Crooks and Liars  Liberal blog that features video.

§  Consortium News “Independent investigative journalism and political review – since 1995”

§  The Daily Howler  An often insightful Web-based column on media inaccuracy and arrogance.

§  Freedom Forum  Formerly the Gannett Center.

§  Index on Censorship  Promotes free expression around the world.

§  Institute for Public Accuracy  Seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out.

§  Media Matters  An organization dedicated to exposing conservative media misinformation.

§  Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch  Investigates and counters corporate and government spin.

§  Project Censored “Educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government.”

§  Center for Digital Democracy in Washington, DC

§  Citations Needed Podcast  “A podcast about the media, power, PR, and the history of bullshit.”

§  Mediate Media organization focused on the “intersection of politics and the media across the political spectrum.”

§  Civic Media Center “An alternative library, reading room, and info shop” that provides resources to grassroots progressive movements.

§  Columbia Journalism Review A publication on press criticism seeking “to be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism.”

§  Nieman Lab “An attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.”

§  Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) “Tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.”

§  Free Press “Created to give people a voice in the crucial decisions that shape our media.”

§  News Leaders Association at the Missouri School of Journalism

§  Vanderbilt University’s TV News Archive  The best free resource for studying TV news.

§  Exhaustive links to international newspapers online.

National News

§  The Los Angeles Times

§  The Baltimore Sun

§  The Boston Globe

§  The Philadelphia Inquirer

§  The New York Times

§  Miami Herald

§  Rolling Stone

§  Esquire

§  Vogue

§  Vox

§  Financial Times

§  Salon Magazine

§  Slate Magazine

§  The Washington Post

§  World Press Review  A monthly magazine offering analyses and English-language translations of the international press.

International News

§  BBC World News

§  The Independent  UK-based newspaper.

§  Le Monde Diplomatique (in English) A French monthly news magazine focusing on global politics (French edition).

§  Reuters  British-based news service.

§  The Electronic Intifada  “An independent online news publication focusing on Palestine.”

§  Asia Times

§  Times of India

§  Haiti Liberte  “The largest Haitian weekly newspaper, distributed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Haiti.”

§  “An independent website produced by individuals who are dedicated to disseminating news and analysis about the current political situation in Venezuela.”

§  The GuardianA UK daily newspaper.

§  Deutsche Welle. Germany’s public international broadcaster.

§  Folha de S.Paulo. The renowned Brazilian daily newspaper.

§  France 24

§  Russia Today

§  Al Jazeera

§  Maclean’s  The progressive Canadian magazine, founded in 1905.

§  Telesur

§  El País

§  +972Mag  “An independent, online, non-profit magazine owned and run by a group of Israeli and Palestinian journalists.”

Journalism Organizations

§  Asian American Journalists Association  San Francisco, CA

§  Committee to Protect Journalists  New York, NY

§  Investigative Reporters and Editors  Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO

§  Media Alliance  Oakland, CA

§  National Association of Black Journalists College Park, MD

§  National Association of Hispanic Journalists Washington, DC

§  National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Washington, DC

§  National Hispanic Media Coalition Pasadena, CA

§  National Writers Union  New York, NY

§  Native American Journalists Association Gaylord College in Norman, OK

§  The NewsGuild Washington, DC

§  Pen American Center New York, NY

§  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Washington, DC