Media Consortium Sunsets in order to Form New Organization

The Media Consortium Sunsets to Form New Organization Centering diverse communities, the new organization will transform independent news. After a dozen years, the Media Consortium will be sunsetting so that a new, stronger organization can rise in its place. The Media Consortium was founded in 2006 to create a collaborative network of self-sustaining independent progressive journalism outlets. That mission is accomplished. The independent news sector is among the healthiest in the news business. In its lifetime, the Media Consortium has increased its number of outlets by 400 percent. The...

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Protect Your Media: Press Freedom Under Threat

The Media Consortium is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to help our members find pro-bono or low-cost legal defense and to provide our members with a limited number of opportunities for pre-publication legal review. The help is needed, as U.S.-based journalists have gotten a small, bitter taste of the threat to press freedom experienced by their colleagues elsewhere. That is not to say the dangers U.S. journalists face are comparable to those elsewhere: in Mexico, to take one example, 11 reporters were killed in 2016, not...

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How a Great Collaboration was Born

On May 31, Earth Island Journal and Truthout simultaneously published the first essay in a series that reveals the dramatic impact mass incarceration is having on the health of prisoners and local ecosystems across the United States. (Read America's Toxic Prisons on Earth Island Journal Read America's Toxic Prisons on Truthout). How did this innovative investigative piece combining criminal justice and environmental justice reporting get started? The story began in 2015, when Earth Island published a report on a prison that had been built on a mountaintop removal site. Editor Maureen Nandini...

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Announcing the New Economies Project Fellows

The Media Consortium, in partnership with the New Economy Coalition and the Laura Flanders Show, is pleased to announce our 2017 New Economies Reporting Project Fellows. These fellows will attend monthly webinars on New Economies and produce original reporting on the beat. The webinars will also be open to any journalist interested--contact the Media Consortium to receive advance information and also return to this website for updates. We thank the Park Foundation for their support of this project. New Economy Reporters 2017 Deonna Anderson, Next City Deonna Anderson is a budding reporter...

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