You can challenge media consolidation by getting your information from diverse sources and contributing to independent media. What matters most is that you access a variety of sources so that you get a range of perspectives and that the sources are transparent about their funding. It can be surprisingly challenging to find out who funds the media, even for independent stations. You can put pressure on these stations and other news programs by contacting them at the emails listed below. Stations that are viewer-funded can provide the most diverse coverage because they don’t risk losing their advertisers. Some of our suggestions include:
TV and Radio
Link TV brings you news from all over the world as well as diverse cultural programs. It is 30% funded by viewers. Its largest foundation supporters include The Annenberg Foundation, Attar Supporting Organization, The Attias Family Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Firedoll Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kalliopeia Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Otto Haas Charitable Trusts, The Philanthropic Collaborative, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Wallace Global Fund. You can contact them here.
Free Speech TV is a progressive, independent TV and multimedia network. It is 33% funded by viewers. Foundation supporters include the Alphawood Foundation, Lannan Foundation, LEF Foundation, Otto Haas Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, and The Tides Foundation. You can contact them here.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. They have a socialist slant, but do in-depth coverage of stories rarely seen in mainstream media. It is 65% funded by viewers and does not publicly disclose information about large Foundation funders. You can contact Democracy Now! here.
These news sources span the spectrum and together provide a snapshot of what is being reported from various political perspectives. They each provide valuable information, but often have their own biases, as noted below.
Left leaning, democrat slant:
Common Dreams gives you daily news from a progressive perspective.
Huffington Post brings you daily breaking news on a range of topics.
Truthout works to “broaden and diversify the political discussion by introducing independent voices and focusing on under-covered issues and unconventional thinking.”
More traditionally conservative:
Campaign for Liberty focuses on individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.
Mises Institute offers a libertarian perspective.
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.
Republic Magazine.com covers critical issues rarely seen in mainstream media.
Focused on exposing the Global Domination Agenda:
G. Edward Griffin investigates the truth behind diverse topics including chemtrails, cancer cures, and the Federal Reserve.
Info Wars is the publication site of activist and radio host, Alex Jones, who exposes critical information about the global domination agenda.
David Icke publishes articles on a regular basis ranging from global governance, to microchipping, to mind control.
Amped Status is 100% reader-funded.
Global Research covers a diverse range of topics.
General Media Websites:
The Center for Media and Democracy investigates PR campaigns run by powerful institutions; assists grassroots activism; promotes media literacy; and sponsors “open content” media. You can access independent news on their site and contribute to wiki-based investigative journalism.
The Center for Public Integrity produces original investigative journalism about and is dedicated to making institutional power more transparent and accountable.
Donate to Stations that you Want to Support
Independent media is largely funded by listeners and viewers. Pledging your support has far-reaching value.