Note: Asterisk indicates favorite.

Newsletter Subscriptions

AlterNet – 

Axios –  All of us left cool, safe jobs to start a new company with this shared belief: Media is broken — and too often a scam.

The American Prospect –

The Brad Blog –

*Buzzflash/ Truth-out –

Campaign for America’s Future – (part of People’s Action,

* Common Dreams –

Counter Punch –

Crooks and Liars –

Daily Kos – 

* The Guardian –

Jim Hightower “The Lowdown” –

Huffington Post – 

The Intercept 

In These Times – 

Mother Jones –   Izzy Award for best independent media

Moyers & Company – 

The Nation –

Nation of Change –

The New Republic –

Op Ed News –

ProPublica –  Journalism in the public interest

The Raw Story – 

Reader Supported News –

Real Clear Politics –

Ring of Fire – Mike Papantonio, Bobby Kennedy, Sam Seder

Salon –

Slate – 

Splinter News –

Talking Points Memo – 

ThinkProgress –

* Thom Hartmann Show – M-F, Noon-3 Livestream


Vox –


Media Watchdogs

* FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting – Media critique/Journalism (based in NYC)

      FAIR Media Activist Kit –

*Free Press – Change the Terms/ Reduce Hate:

Electronic Frontier Foundation –

Center for Media Justice –

Open Media Int’l –  & in Canada

Common Cause, Media & Democracy Division (broadband access, media consolidation, freedom of press) – 

Media Matters –

Project Censored (Sonoma State U, promotes media literacy) –

Media Action Center – / Sue Wilson

Park Center for Independent Media –  Jeff Cohen


News Bubble Resources

Ground News, to see what interest goes to which news –

Vicariously, to see who gets what news, on Twitter –

Their Tube –

Search engine that does not profile you –

Video News

*Democracy Now –  Amy Goodman

*Free Speech TV –

Thom Hartmann Show – YouTube –

The Young Turks – Cenk Uygur

Robert Reich animated videos “Inequality Media” –

Rising Up with Sonali –

The David Pakman Show –


Radio News / Audio Podcast – Note: many programs are moving to

Thom Hartmann Show – Noon-3pm weekdays,

*Counterspin F.A.I.R. podcast –

Michael Moore podcast “Rumble” –

Bill Press podcast –

*Project Censored podcast –              (previously on WBAI

*On the Media, NPR– WNYC 93.9 Sat 7am, Sun 10am   Podcast:

NPR affiliates– 91.3 (Mid-Island) & 91.1 (No Shore) News bureau on L.I.

Sirius XM – Progressive Talk channel

Marc Maron “WTF” podcast –

Ring of Fire podcast –


Long Island

L.I. Business Report  – broadcast on WLIW (PBS), Ch21, Wed, 6:30pm

NY NOW – WNET (PBS) Ch 13 – NY State news  also

L.I. Business News –

The Island Now – Online compilation of Blank Slate Media’s news sites

Anton News – Links to Local print papers in Nassau County


There’s more

Hear Yourself Think – Fighting Fake News & Propaganda to Save Democracy –

The Center for Public Integrity –

Consortium News – Independent Investigative Journalism since 1995

The Real News –  The Center for Investigative Reporting

Mint Press News – Recruiting for ‘Mint Press News Citizen Activism’

Newsbud –  Sibel Edmund (her story in film ‘Shadows of Liberty’)

Reason –

Who What Why –

Bill Press, column:

Brave New Films –

All Sides –   separates stories into Left, Center, Right columns


International News

Ploughshares Fund –  Foreign / Int’l News, Joe Cirincione

Fair Observer –

Global Research, Canada –

BBC – 

Mainstream News Agencies

Reuters –

AP –


Politico –


Of Note

* Greg Palast, election fraud/ “Best Democracy Money Can Buy” –

Dan Rather’s “News & Guts” –

Andy Borowitz, Humor “The Borowitz Report” –

Upworthy –  Eli Pariser, popular amateur videos

Web of Debt –

Roots Action –       

Images of Voices & Hope – The media can create positive, meaningful change in the world

Local Futures – Economics of Happiness