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These are some of the different resources that are available. They will take you off site. Information below the logo is their own. My input is in italics.

The Real News Network

Member supported television news. This is a relatively new news source. They are just starting out and instead of having advertising as their main revenue source, they are relying on subscriptions. Their news analysis has been quite good.

The Center for Social Media
The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action. It focuses on social documentaries for civil society and democracy, and on the public media environment that supports them. The Center is part of the School of Communication at the American University.

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

The nonprofit Center for Media and Democracy strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism, media "of, by and for the people."

MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small. MediaChannel exists to provide information and diverse perspectives and inspire debate, collaboration, action and citizen engagement.
The link above will take you to a media ownership chart. It's a few years old, but it still stuns me. It's gotten even more concentrated since then!

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.
They print the magaine Extra! and will report on stories that the mainstream media will often ignore.

Promoting media excellence, ethics, diversity and accountability in the interests of peace, justice and social responsbility.

Media Reform Center
Here's information on corporate media congolmerates and a lot of links to other organization.

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) is dedicated to ensuring that the public interest is a fundamental part of the new digital communications landscape. From open broadband networks, to free or low-cost universal Internet access, to diverse ownership of new media outlets, to privacy and other consumer safeguards, CDD works to promote an electronic media system that fosters democratic expression and human rights.

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