Recommended Outside Resources
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
    FAIR bills itself as "the national media watch group [headquartered in New York City, which] has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986." Of particular interest are their reports on how power shapes the news, the presence of right-wing think-tanks as news show guests, and their pioneering study on guests from ABCNews' Nightline.
  • Free Press
    Free Press is a national media reform and media advocacy organization, headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts. The website is a must for anyone interested in media, media politics, and media activism.
  • Free Radio SAIC
    Free Radio SAIC is the online radio station of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy
    GRIID is an organization devoted to media literacy, media strategies, and media activism, predominantly in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Greg Palast
    Greg Palast is an investigative journalist with the BBC and the Guardian of London, even though he's American and has Chicago connections (he got a degree from the University of Chicago).
  • Guerrilla News Network
    Guerrilla News Network is a production company and news organization with offices in New York City and Berkeley, California. GNN works to present issues of serious importance through its website and through its pioneering genre of "newsvideos"--a combination of documentary and music video.
  • In These Times
    According to its website, "In These Times is a national, biweekly magazine of news and opinion published in Chicago. For 27 years, In These Times has provided groundbreaking coverage of the labor movement, environment, feminism, grassroots politics, minority communities and the media."
  • Independent Press Association
    The IPA is devoted to supporting independent publications--some 400 magazines and newspapers. Chicago Media Action has worked in the past with IPA staff.
  • Industry Ears
    Industry Ears describes itself as "[a] consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media."
  • Labor Beat
    Labor Beat is a weekly television series produced in Chicago which discusses issues pertaining to labor. Chicago Media Action has many past colloborations with Labor Beat.
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