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Mainstream Media

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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