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Noam Chomsky Archive
Chomsky is one of America's most prominent political dissidents. A renowned professor of linguistics at MIT, he has authored over 30 political books, which repeatedly highlight the vital role of the mainstream media in implictly setting the parameters for debate, and "Manufacturing Consent" for actrocious policies. The searchable archive contains volumes of papers, and several complete books.
What's Wrong With the Local News
Lists grievances against local news stations, and how they copy eachother's problems.
Fear & Favor 2000
FAIR's first annual report on how the powerful shape the news.
RealVideo copy of an ABC pilot show made by Australia's John Safran that criticises the media and news reporting. Satirically styled, it includes 'tips' on how to get on the nightly news, how to get a music video on Rage and how to get a movie onto the video shelves.
NutraSweet Soured on the Truth
In 1998, Fox Television Stations, allegedly fearful of Monsanto's lawyers, dropped a documentary in which NutraSweet was critized. This site covers the high-profile lawsuit involving the reporters of that program.
PR Watch - Center for Media & Democracy
Asserts that citizens today find themselves confronted by a bewildering array of hired propagandists paid to convince the public that junk food is nutritious, pollution is harmless, and what's good for big business and big government is good for everyone.
"Rogue States", by Noam Chomsky
Now that the Cold War is over, the US military and media have pinpointed a new bugbear - "Rogue States". This is a highly elastic term. Chomsky points out that, if one looks at this honestly, the US and UK are in fact themselves Rogue States.
Studying the Media
Talk by Noam Chomsky on the power structures in the mainstream media - and on recognising subtle distortions that they implictly encourage.
Media Foresight Society
Forum for discussion on how journalism and news industry is changing. Includes "Newstradamus," where stories about media trends from around the web are linked.
Treasure State Review
Montana periodical devoted to journalism and justice that is published and edited by Nathaniel Blumberg of WoodFIREAshes Press.
Take Back the Media
Includes a media ownership chart, how to get involved, and news.
Free the Media
Includes a calendar of events, how to get involved, a forum, and a list of resources.