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Scholarly Resources

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Mainstream Media

  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers  
    Includes Chicago Tribune (1849-1987), The Chicago Defender (1905-1975), The Wall Street Journal (1889 - 1993), and The New York Times (1851-2007).
  • ProQuest Newsstream  
    Includes international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post.
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Who Owns What?
    CJR's guide to corporate ownership of all major media companies and outlets.
  • LexisNexis Academic Search - Legacy Interface see Nexis Uni
    Searchable access tonewspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.

Alternative Media

  • Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment
    A reader-supported magazine focused on culture jamming and counteracting mainstream narratives about culture and the environment.
  • Alternative Press Index  
    A database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. 1991-Present.
  • AlterNet
    An alternative news website, styled like the Huffington Post, providing alternative narratives on social justice and politics.
  • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)  
    The Defender is a Chicago-based weekly newspaper founded in 1905 for primarily African-American readers. This is a historical archive of the paper from 1910-1975.
  • Chicago Defender website
    Purchased by Real Times Inc. in 2003, this is the Defender's current home.
  • Democrocy Now! Radio
    An independent radio station, critical of corporate media.
  • Free Speech TV
    An independent, viewer-funded 24-hour television network devoted countering mainstream TV news networks.
  • Prometheus Radio Project
    A network of low power radio stations which use radio "as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression."
  • ProPublica
    An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism.
  • QZAP: Queer Zine Archive Project
    A project to collect, archive, and preserve queer zines for researchers. Browse digitized zines online.
  • The Alternative Press Center
    A non-profit collective that seeks to raise awareness and provide access to alternative media outlets.
  • The Drudge Report
    A web news aggregator focused on criticism of mainstream new organizations.
  • The Root
    Owned by, The Root is an online magazine of African-American culture started by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Donald E. Graham in 2008.
  • The Small Science Collective (Zines)
    A small library of zines available online, mostly science-related.
  • Virtual Alternative Media Project (VAMP)
    List of alternative media sources and watchdogs from the University of Kentucky.

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