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The Media Consortium is a international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations.  We support smart, engaged, high-impact journalism that redefines the political and cultural debate.

RSS Consortium Report

  • The Demise of the Dailies–and the Rise of Independents
    Margaret Sullivan at the NYTimes wrote that the demise of the regional dailies has led to a dearth of investigative reporting in the United States. The problem with her analysis is that she only got the story partially right. Independent news media throughout the United States are doing an amazing j...
  • Letter to the Future
    From the dystopian to the optimistic, from college students to Pulitzer Prize winners, LETTERS TO THE FUTURE went live at 12:01 am, Thursday, November 19, 2015. A national effort to encourage people from all walks of life to write six generations into the future about climate change, LETTERS TO THE ...
  • What is the Media Consortium’s Impact Project?
    The Media Consortium launched our Metrics Impact Project in 2012 with generous support from the Voqal Fund. The goal of the project is to learn if we can quantify the impact that progressive news stories have on audiences by measuring changes in sentiment. In the metrics world, “sentiment” means...
  • How We Support Reporting on #BlackLivesMatter
    Recognizing the need for better, deeper reporting on violence against people of color, the Media Consortium has created a program to strengthen and amplify the reporting of our member organizations. At http://www.blackspringindymedia.org, a rebelmouse site we launched in May 2015 with the help of Kw...
  • #JesuisCharlie
    January 7, 2015 The Media Consortium strongly condemns the attack on Charlie Hebdo, an independent magazine based in Paris. Free speech is a human right. The ability to speak freely allows us to name ourselves and tell our own story. It allows us to say who we are—and who we are not. Free speech c...