Tag Archives: independent media

▶ A model for independent funding: What Is the Financial Backing For The Real News?

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford. watch full episode http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…    TheRealNews   Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is […]

Zeese and Flowers: People-Powered Media Mobilizes Masses While Mass Media Remains Silent

If we continue to build the independent, people-powered media, greater numbers of people will build up immunity to the destructive misinformation of corporate media. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  AlterNet   February 7, 2014   CenterforMediaJustice.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/1000 Words    In the last week, there were two major examples of how people-powered media can educate and […]

Robert McChesney and John Nichols on “The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again”

 “Like all public goods, we need the resources to get it produced. This is the role of the state and public policy. It will require a subsidy and should be regarded as similar to the education system or the military in that regard.” Click here to view the video. TRANSCRIPT  DemocracyNow.org This is a rush […]

Covering Race in the Time of Obama – NCMR 2013 featured panel

Change the Media, Change the World Panel description: (full panel  below): Full panel: Published on Apr 11, 2013  videofreepress· Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! […]

NCMR 2013 Interview with Jeff Cohen, Park Center for Independent Media

 freespeechtv·1,951 videos Published on Apr 5, 2013 Jeff Cohen, founder of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting and the Park Center for Independent Media talks with David Pakman about the future of media on Friday during the National Conference for Media Reform 2013 in Denver. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]

NCMR 2013: Rainey Reitman from Electronic Frontier Foundation – YouTube

NCMR 2013: Rainey Reitman from Electronic Frontier Foundation at the NCMR – Freedom of the Press Foundation Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view. WAMMToday is also on FACEBOOK! Check […]

Julian Assange | Sam Adams Awards | Oxford Union

    Published on Jan 25, 2013 Julian Assange gives his address live via Videolink to the Oxford Union Society. Julian Assange begins his address by saying that in 2007-08 he was looking at what was happening in Iran. He says that a lot of people did good work, especially Thomas Fingar in: Trying to correct the […]

Josh Stearns> Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS

 OCCUPY WALL STREET Media Making as Participatory Democracy: Port Huron to OWS One of the most important characteristics of the Occupy movement is the expanding universe of media makers –citizen journalists, livestreamers, artists and others. AlterNet / By Josh Stearns    May 10, 2012  | Photo Credit: OakFoSho  “If we appear to seek the unattainable, it has been said, then […]

Links to media> Chicago No NATO protests

Editor’s note:  This list contains some of the media that has come to WAMMToday’s attention, but by no means is intended to be comprehensive. Here is a link to the Chicago Tribune’s gallery of photos for the day.  They specialize in confrontation, and have very little about the pre-march activity or the march itself.  Jennie, […]

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age?

Tomgram> Noam Chomsky, A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? Posted by Noam Chomsky at 7:39am, May 8, 2012    TomDispatch If you had followed May Day protests in New York City in the mainstream media, you might hardly have noticed that they happened at all.  The stories were generally tucked away, minimalist, focused on a […]

Video> Lawrence Lessig talks about the importance of independent media

Lawrence Lessig talks with FSTV’s Marcy Miranda on the importance of Independent Media and their role in the current political landscape. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. […]

Crashing the Gates: How a Handful of Progressive Activists Brought Liberal Talk-Radio Back to the Nation’s Capitol

Crashing the Gates: How a Handful of Progressive Activists Brought Liberal Talk-Radio Back to the Nation’s Capitol By Joshua Holland   February 4, 2012   AlterNet  DC is the most liberal region of the country, but until now all the talk on the radio dial skewed right.  The District of Columbia, Gallup tells us, is the most progressive region […]

Katrina vanden Heuvel> The Occupy Effect

The Occupy Effect Katrina vanden Heuvel on January 26, 2012    The Nation I don’t know how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation. A few short months ago, the corporate media and inside-the-Beltway chatter was all debt and deficits, all the time. […]

Kevin Zeese> Chris Hedges Examines the Strategy of Occupy Washington DC

Chris Hedges Examines the Strategy of Occupy Washington, DC By Kevin Zeese – Posted on 23 January 2012   October2011.org The thinking I express in the column below was developed after many months of discussion with people who worked together to create the Occupation of Washington, DC, which began on Freedom Plaza and continues to evolve with a […]

Video> James Corbett> Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War

Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War Posted by Corbett   by James Corbett    grtv.ca    2 January, 2012 As the drums of war begin to beat once again in Iran, Syria, the South China Sea, and other potential hotspots and flashpoints around the globe, concerned citizens are asking how a world so sick of bloodshed and […]

A Protest’s Ink-Stained Fingers

The Occupied Wall Street Journal,”a four-page, full-color broadsheet newspaper, has gained surprising traction as a tool of protest at the Occupy Wall Street rallies in Manhattan. The newspaper has flourished even though many of the demonstrators, here at Washington Square Park in Manhattan, are preoccupied with digital media. THE MEDIA EQUATION A Protest’s Ink-Stained Fingers […]

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know

Controversy and Confusion Over the Latest WikiLeaks Revelations: 8 Things You Really Need to Know Editorial Commentary:  Noam Chomsky wrote the reason why WikiLeaks is so important:          Suppression of one’s own crimes is virtually ubiquitous among powerful states, at least those that are not defeated. — in 9/11 – was there an […]

Dealing with the Corporate Media | October 2011

Dealing with the Corporate Media  By Kevin Zeese – Posted on 25 July 2011  October2011.org October2011.org believes that along with an independent political movement we need independent media. The Neiman Watchdog column below explains our doubts about corporate media coverage generally as well as for October2011.org.    In the media critique column by John Hanrahan, a former reporter […]

Freedom of Speech in the Age of WikiLeaks, why an ordinary citizen should care

Freedom of Speech in the Age of WikiLeaks  Posted on July 16, 2011 by Nozomi Hayase A World Beyond Borders   Thanks to Coleen Rowley for calling attention to this article. Image Credit – Nilankur Das, www.multiastudio.com   “Give me your secrets, your oppressed, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your tax havens offshore. Send these, […]

Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? | Media | AlterNet

The Guardian / By Dean Baker   July 11, 2011  |  From Alternet.com Stealing from Social Security Is NOT a Debt Solution — Why Do the Media Promote This Dangerous Myth? Pursuing a plan to kill social security, politicians are relying on a credulous public and compliant media to ramp up debt panic. The conventional wisdom […]