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  • AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press.

  • The American Prospect. Liberal political magazine; has a good blog.

  • Common Dreams. Breaking news and links to highlights from the day's progressive press.

  • CounterPunch. A bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.

  • Democracy Now!. The web version of the daily radio show.

  • Free Speech TV. Towards more democratic television; site features downloadable independent video.

  • Eschaton. Popular blog is perhaps the best round-up of the progressive blogosphere, with much media criticism.

  • In These Times. A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.

  • Indymedia.org: Independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.

  • Left Business Observer. Monthly newsletter on economics and politics edited by Doug Henwood.

  • The Nation. America's oldest weekly news magazine, featuring political news and commentary.

  • OneWorld Online. Global news with a focus on the developing world.

  • The Progressive. Political magazine with commentary and news advocating for peace and social justice.

  • Raw Story. Alternative news site that highlights stories that get underplayed by the corporate media. It also features some original reporting.

  • Sam Smith's Progressive Review. "Washington's Most Unofficial Source."

  • Truthout. Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.

  • WorkingForChange. Left-oriented phone company Credo has a remarkably good roster of columnists.

  • World Socialist Web Site. News from a Marxist perspective; frequent media criticism.

  • ZNet. Z Magazine's site for progressive news and organizing.

     

     

Source of links is FAIR.org which offers "well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship; to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating greater diversity in the press and scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints."