Posts tagged ‘indymedia’

March 4, 2013

The Young Turks

These days, there are countless examples of alternative media.  From radio to video games to press to visual arts.  Magazines such as The Village Voice and Private Eye are decent foundations for alternative press outlets that exist today.  They touched on the issues that were being swept under the rug or seen as too tough for MSM (mainstream media).

They came to be before the computer made it possible for anyone and everyone to participate in journalism–thus muddying the definition of journalism, but that one’s up for debate.

Today, The Young Turks is a prime example of alternative press gone right.  It’s compelling and effective in getting points across to the public who seek their input.  The network now generates millions of views each month and is the largest online news show.  They’ve even won awards.  Pretty credible if you ask me.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks  

TYT aren’t interested in appeasing advertisers, nor do they generally have to worry about content because they’re online and, luckily, rules are different.  They can report on things that MSM won’t or don’t because their interests are fair and clear.  They’re looking for the truth and aren’t afraid to dig for it.

See also: Indymedia

Here, New York City, LA, Chicago, and Portland’s independent media sites:

http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/index.html

http://la.indymedia.org/

http://chicago.indymedia.org/

http://portland.indymedia.org/

While you’re at it, watch This video I found on the Portland Indymedia site about wealth inequality in the US. Holy hell.