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Announcing the New Economies Reporting Project

Submitted by JoEllen on Tue, 2017-04-18 15:41
Lost in the (literal) rapid-fire of Trump's attacks on targets, domestic and foreign, are a set of solutions-based stories that promise a better future. In cities, suburbs and rural towns across the United States, a New Economy is emerging that “meets human needs, enhances the quality of life and allows us to live in balance with nature." Building on the social venture movement, the environmental movement , and the many movements for racial and economic justice, the New Economy movement envisions a just transition to a better and stronger social, cultural, and economic system. Over the next...

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You Asked, We Delivered

Submitted by JoEllen on Tue, 2017-03-28 16:54
Early this month, at the TMC2017 conference, the word we heard most was "collaborate." Journalists are hungry to work with each other to deliver the news their communities most need. It's easy to connect at a conference, but how is that momentum kept? We've created a set of solutions on the new TMC website. When you go to https://themediaconsortium.org you will find rich information about ways to network with other news outlets. In the Impact section , find the collaborative projects the Media Consortium is working on--we invite you to contact us if you'd like to participate in any of these!...

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Goodbye 2016

Submitted by JoEllen on Tue, 2017-03-28 16:51
2016 has been a lousy year for progressives, but it has been a good year for progressive news outlets. Unlike corporate media, progressive news outlets have kept--and grown--audience trust. Refusing the distractions of the Trump campaign, you were first on the story of #StandingRock, on efforts to roll back reproductive rights, and on the fight for a $15 minimum wage. Progressive news outlets gave voice to the Movement for Black Lives, investigated the conditions of prisons and detention camps, and educated the public about the dangers of anti-Muslim hate and bigotry. At a time when so many...

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There is no Fake News; there are only False Stories

Submitted by JoEllen on Wed, 2016-11-30 02:39
Election 2016 saw the rise of a new meme: "fake news." This label was used to refer to patently untrue stories put out mainly by pop-up foreign sites looking to monetize gullible U.S. voters, and spread via Facebook and right-wing sites eager to promote the Trump campaign. Post-election, however, the label "fake news" increasingly is being used to smear independent news organizations, especially those rooted in progressive values. Unfortunately, such efforts--including lists of "fake news" sites--are being picked up and spread by media outlets, academics and others who are usually considered...

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