If you don’t trust the folks over at CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News to show you what’s really happening, and you’ve lost faith in the integrity of established liberal media institutions such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, or The Guardian…….

Fear not, you’ll be okay… there are options!

Television & Web Video

Redacted Tonight (homepage) (RT America comedy news show hosted by Lee Camp)

The Empire Files (homepage) (teleSUR English series hosted by Abby Martin)

The Real News Network (independent, non-profit, international online video news network) (YouTube channel)

Going Underground (RT UK show hosted by Afshin Rattansi discussing politics and culture)

The Jimmy Dore Show (homepage) (progressive comedy news and commentary hosted by Jimmy Dore)

On Contact With Chris Hedges (RT series hosted by Chris Hedges)

Days of Revolt (teleSUR English series hosted by Chris Hedges)

Economic Update with Richard D. Wolff (weekly economic and political news & analysis from a Marxist perspective, hosted by New School economics professor Dr. Richard D. Wolff in collaboration with Democracy at Work)

The Corbett Report (homepage) (weekly 1-hour deep-dive investigation documentary series on YouTube hosted by James Corbett)

Free Speech TV (24-hour non-profit, public interest, independent TV network and digital multiplatform news source) (YouTube channel)

The Thom Hartmann Program (homepage) (Mon-Fri progressive morning talk show nationally syndicated on radio and Free Speech TV, hosted by Thom Hartmann discussing politics, news, and analysis)

Watching The Hawks (RT America series hosted by Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace, and Sean Stone)

TBTV (YouTube channel featuring progressive news, commentary, and interviews hosted by Tim Black)

Democracy Now! (independent news, hosted by Amy Goodman)

The Humanist Report (homepage) (YouTube channel hosted by Mike Figueredo – progressive news and commentary)

The Rational National (homepage) (YouTube progressive political commentary channel hosted by David Doel)

SPUTNIK (news and politics show hosted by George Galloway)

The Joe Rogan Experience (extended interview podcast hosted by Joe Rogan)

Under the Skin (philosophical, extended interview podcast hosted by Russell Brand)

The World According to Jesse (RT America show hosted by Gov. Jesse Ventura)

Secular Talk (YouTube channel hosted by Kyle Kulinski – progressive news and analysis)

RT (English language TV channel funded by Russian government; formerly Russia Today)

RT America

Sputnik International (homepage) (alternative media funded by the Russian government)

Vesti News (Russia 24 channel; Russian state media)

teleSUR English (homepage) (English language version for the socialist, multi-State funded, pan-Latin American terrestrial and satellite TV network, headquartered in Caracas and sponsored by the governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Bolivia)

Syriana Analysis (Syrian-based independent media)

France 24 English (English language version of 24-hour global news & documentary television financed by French government) (YouTube channel) (24/7 live stream video)

PressTV (Iranian state TV)

The Young Turks (homepage) (progressive internet-based TV network featuring news and commentary founded by Cenk Uygur)

TYT Politics (Politics-focused TYT offshoot featuring Emma Vigeland and Nomiki Konst)

Newsbroke on AJ+ (politics/news comedy show from Al Jazeera’s AJ+ hosted by Francesca Fiorentini)

SOME NEWS“Cracked‘s Weekly News Show“ (humor and in-depth news analysis hosted by Cody Johnston)

Reality Check (YouTube channel hosted by Ben Swann seeking to cut through propaganda narratives and present the facts)

The David Pakman Show (YouTube channel hosted by David Pakman – political news and analysis)

The Majority Report With Sam Seder (YouTube channel featuring progressive news, critical analysis, interviews, and comedy/satire hosted by Sam Seder; channel also hosts videos for ‘TMBS’ hosted by Michael Brooks)

The World Today With Tariq Ali (Telesur English series with Tariq Ali)

Newspapers, Zines, Blogs, & Online News

The Real News (Baltimore-based independent media network founded by Paul Jay)

Center For Research on Globalization

Consortium News (Independent investigative journalism and analysis publication founded by the late great Robert Parry)

WikiLeaks (Transparency and anti-secrecy publication founded by Julian Assange, who has sacrificed his very own freedom to blow the whistle on corruption)

The Intercept (Co-founded by Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill)

TruthDig (Home to Chris Hedges)

The UK Independent (Home to Robert Fisk)

Jacobin (left-wing publication offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture)

The Grayzone Project (investigative journalism and analysis edited by Max Blumenthal)

The Nation

Common Dreams


Disobedient Media (investigative journalism and analysis featuring Elizabeth Vos)

Popular Resistance

World Socialist Web Site

21st Century Wire

Media Roots (independent media founded by Abby Martin)



The Raw Story

Activist Post

Moon of Alabama

The Electronic Intifada (independent online news publication focused on Palestine, featuring Executive Director Ali Abunimah)

970 Mag (independent journalism from Israel/Palestine)

Your News Wire

The Anti-Media

Mint Press News

Land Destroyer (anti-imperialist journal featuring Thailand-based Tony Cartalucci)


Truth in Media (investigative journalism seeking to cut through the false left-right paradigm, founded by Reality Check‘s Ben Swann)

Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

Project Censored (publishes an annual magazine of the year’s top 25 most important censored news stories ignored by the mainstream press)

Global Critical Media Literacy Project (critical media literacy pedagogy designed around civic engagement)

Unicorn Riot (independent, non-profit volunteer media that publishes everything under creative commons license)

Venezuelanalysis (Independent journalists in Venezuela provide contrast to Western and private media propaganda about Venezuela)

Center For Public Integrity (Pulitzer Prize winner)

Corp Watch

Yes! Magazine

Blacklisted News

Sputnik International

New Eastern Outlook

b92 (English version of Serbian international news site)

Al-Masdar News (“The Arab Source” — English version of Arabian Peninsula-focused news)


US Uncut

Truth Out

Dangerous Minds

The Free Thought Project

The Duran

Independent Media Center (international guerrilla news network centered around activism)

Center for Media and Democracy (Source Watch watchdog group, with sister groups ALEC Exposed and PR Watch)

The Onion (America’s Finest News Source)

Ars Technica (arts and technology)

Wired (technology)

Dark Reading (hacking and infosec)

The Hacker News (hacking and technology)

Slant Magazine (independent cinema)

Indie Wire (independent film, music, and news)

The Quietus (independent music)

Drowned In Sound (independent music)

Pitchfork (formerly Pitchfork Media, trending alternative music and news)

Random House first edition (1967) of the Marshall McLuhan classic.

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